A Case of Artificial Insemination
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

The case is: The wife is healthy in the sense that she can produce babies but the husband is sterile. They decide to have a baby. For this, another man’s sperms are taken and injected into the wife for the purpose of pregnancy. How do you see this medical advancement? Is it right or wrong in the light of Islam?


Artificial insemination is a great medical advancement. However, it can only be allowed if the husband’s sperms are injected. There is no difference between the situation you have stated and the one in which a wife conceives after sleeping with someone else. This is of course is totally prohibited in Islam.

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