Contraception (family planning)


What is the Islamic standing on various methods of contraceptions (family planning)?


Contraception is allowed for personal reasons like the health of the wife or her weaknesses etc. But the movement of family planning in vogue in different countries to curtail the number of the population due to limited resources is not allowed according to Shariah. For detailed treatment of the subject you may consult the urdu book of my honourable father Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi, Zabt-e-Wiladat published by Darul Ishat, Urdu Bazar, Karachi, Pakistan.