Q. I have recently been informed by my doctor that I have specific medical conditions that are impairing my ability to conceive. They have prescribed me a drug called clomid which is to enhance the ovulation process. The next step after the medication, if it does not work, will be a surgery to try and treat the problem. In the event that does not work either they have suggested IVF. I would like to know from an Islamic point of view, are these treatments allowed?
A. Allah Ta’ala has already decreed in eternity all those who will be born on earth until the Day of Qiyaamah. If Allah Ta’ala has decreed children for you, you will beget them regardless of your condition and what the doctors say. If there are no children decreed in your Taqdeer, then regardless of the treatments you undergo, nothing will help. You should therefore repose your trust in Allah Ta’ala, and make D’uaa for children, and be satisfied with Allah’s decree. In everything which He decrees there is wisdom and goodness for us.
Do not submit yourself to the doctors for experimenting. The type of surgery they will subject you to, is unnatural and can have extremely harmful consequences. IVF is not permissible.