Birth control during the early stages of marriage

Reference: Fataawa Mu’aasirah – Page 80
al-Mowsoo’ah – 3767

Question: Is it impermissible to prevent a pregnancy for a period of two years at the beginning of a marriage, so long as both husband and wife are in agreement with this, such that they can both see whether they [are compatible] to continue with the marriage or not?

Response: This is not impermissible, however it is better not to prevent [a pregnancy], and they should join together in good and have good suspicion [about their affairs] in [the Hands of] Allaah.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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