In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique that can help people who are having fertility problems have a child (IVF). In vitro fertilization (IVF) entails removing an egg from a woman’s ovaries and fertilizing it in a laboratory with sperm. The fertilized egg, commonly referred to as an embryo, is put in a woman’s womb to continue developing and expanding.
You can accomplish it using your own eggs and sperm, donor sperm, or the eggs and reproductive cells of your partner.
Your age and the underlying cause of your infertility are only two of the many factors that might affect IVF success rates. IVF may also be expensive, obtrusive, and time-consuming. If more than one embryo is implanted in the uterus during in vitro fertilization (IVF), it may result in a pregnancy with several fetuses (multiple pregnancy).
In this article, We will explain everything about “Is IVF haram in Islam“?
What happens during IVF
Decapeptyl is injected into the lady in order to prepare the ovaries for the subsequent hormone injections that will encourage the ovaries to release many eggs. The lady is given a shot of HCG to finish the maturation of the eggs before they are harvested when it has been determined that the eggs have expanded.
Typically, this injection is administered 36 hours before egg extraction. There are six key phases in IVF:
- Preventing your regular cycle: Medications are used to suppress your menstrual cycle.
- Assisting your ovaries in producing more eggs: Your ovaries are stimulated with medication to release more than one egg at a time.
- Keeping track of your development and developing your eggs: The growth of the eggs is monitored using an ultrasound scan, and drugs are administered to hasten their maturation.
- Collecting the eggs: To extract the eggs, a needle is put into your ovaries via your vagina.
- Fertilizing the eggs: In order to facilitate fertilization, the sperm and eggs are combined for a few days.
- Transferring the embryo(s): Your womb receives one or two embryos that have been fertilized.
You must wait two weeks after the embryo(s) have been placed in your womb before attempting to conceive to determine whether the procedure was successful.
Islam’s view about having children
Unquestionably, having children is one of life’s greatest joys and beautifications, and having children is one of marriage’s main goals. A good kid is a blessing to his parents both now and in the future, and his good actions will be added to the total of his parents’ good deeds.
The absence of children or the delay in having children may affect a man or a woman. They need to be persistent, seek rewards, and offer up several du’as and petitions for pardon. They must comprehend that Allah only makes decisions with good cause.
There is nothing improper about using a method of childbirth that is permissible according to Islamic law. However, the Muslim should be wary of false paths including sihr (witchcraft) and myths, as well as of medical professionals whose major concern is making money off of individuals who wish to become parents rather than having any regard for Allah.
As a result, some of them exchange sperm or eggs. Because of this, several academics have either outright outlawed certain techniques of conception or have set very rigorous requirements.
Islam’s view on IVF
Muslims are aware that everything, including life and death, occurs in accordance with God’s Will. It is not regarded as a defiance of God’s will to try to conceive despite infertility. Different scholars of Islam gives different view though.
The majority of contemporary reproductive methods have just lately been accessible. Although the Quran and Hadith do not specifically address any particular technique, scholars have interpreted their teachings to form their own interpretations.
Following the publication of recommendations that were approved by relevant authorities in several Muslim nations, renowned scientific and religious groups and organizations, as well as other entities, became broadly supportive of assisted reproduction.
These regulations included a Fatwa from Dar El Iftaa in Cairo (1980), a Fatwa from the Islamic Fiqh Council in Makkah (1984), a Fatwa from the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences (IOMS) in Kuwait (1983), a Fatwa from the International Islamic Fiqh Academy in 1986, and a Fatwa from the International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research at Al-Azhar University. For the most part, Muslims adhere to these rules .
IVF should be prohibited in accordance with the Shar’i judgement on the subject in order to be safe. The Standing Committee’s scholars were cited in support of Shaykh ‘Abd-Allah al-(may Jibrin’s Allah preserve him) point of view.
Islamic law permits the use of all assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), as long as the sperm, ovum, and uterus originate from a couple who are lawfully wed and are still in the middle of their marriage. It is improper for a third person to interfere with a couple’s sexual and reproductive activities.
IVF should only be considered, according to some authorities, after conventional man-woman fertilization has failed for at least two years. It is said that children are God gifted so in Islam it is said as well that IVF is allowed by maintaining a proper order.
These are some of the rules you need to follow-
- When there are female staff members accessible, the lady should not reveal her ‘awrah in front of men.
- Using the husband’s sperm for artificial insemination
- There should be no delay in implanting the woman’s eggs and the man’s sperm into her uterus. Neither should they be stored in a freezer for later usage or another session. Instead, it should be done right away, without any delay, to avoid having them combined with or utilized for someone else.
- The wife’s egg and husband’s sperm must be placed in her uterus in order to have a child. All other behavior is strictly prohibited.
- The doctors doing this treatment should have total faith in them.
The consensus among scholars is that many different reproductive procedures are permissible under Islamic law, so long as they stay within the confines of a married partnership. If in vitro fertilization is decided, the embryos must be implanted into the wife’s uterus after being fertilized by a husband’s sperm and a wife’s egg.
If IVF treatment is absolutely necessary for a Muslim woman, then all she and her husband can do is be very careful about the procedure so that no contamination can happen that might break Islam’s rules.