1992: Ruling on test-tube babies


What is the ruling on test-tube babies?

Praise be to Allaah.

The ‘ulamaa’ in this organization – The Department of Scientific Research and Fatwaas and Da’wah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – have issued fatwas stating that this is not allowed, because it involves uncovering women’s ‘awrah, touching the private parts and tampering with the uterus, even if the sperm used is that of the woman’s husband. In my opinion, people should accept the ruling of Allaah, may He be exalted, which is (interpretation of the meaning):

“… and He renders barren whom He wills…” [al-Shoora 42:50].

Al-Lu’lu al-Makeen min Fataawaa al-Shaykh ibn Jibreen, p. 56
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