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Take heed! Presently, eugenicists use the slogan “Smaller Families Means Better Quality of Life” to mask their true intentions

In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Imam As-Sadi [may Allah have mercy upon him] stated:

The greatest evils of knowledge and its inconsistencies occur as a result of acquainting oneself with the creation without its Creator, acquaintance with effects without the One who created those effects, acquaintance with causes without the One who created those causes, and acquaintance with the paths without its sound goals. The deficiency in this type of acquaintance is numerous and its harm is great, because indeed many atheists and those deceived by them are skilled in the natural sciences, but they confine themselves to it and are blind regarding its association with its Creator and Causer. And with regards to that which is placed in these natural sciences of wonders and secrets, they see themselves as those who know the wonders of the natural sciences – which none knows besides them – and the secrets which Allāh has placed in nature, so it gives them higher status over others and thus they become afflicted with vanity and self-deception. They confine themselves to it, consider it as the final outcome, the purpose and the goal, and thus occurs great deviation, deficiency in knowledge and intellect. If they knew and affirmed belief in the true Creator and the One Who Controls all the affairs of the Universe- the One who attached the means and causes to His Qadaa Wal Qadr [Footnote a], know that the means and causes are an abode of His Perfect Wisdom – for indeed Allāh [The Most High] is All-Wise, He placed things in their rightful places, gave the subtle affairs and big affairs an amazing orderly system and a firm association; gave everything that is sought after and the goals a means or cause, and a path that will lead to it, and due to this results and outcomes are based on the strength or weakness of the means or causes, and the strength or weakness of the performer of the deed- and then they bound these means, paths and outcomes to Allāh’s Qadaa Wal Qadr, their knowledge would have been perfected and they would have acquired of certainty that which cannot be acquired by those who have not reached their level; but they are glad (and proud) with that which they know of those paths whose tangible worldly outcomes they know and became haughty by way of them, so the statement of Allāh [The Most High] apply to them: [فلما جاءتهم رسلهم بالبينات فرحوا بما عندهم من العلم وحاق بهم ما كانوا به يستهزئون – Then when their Messengers came to them with clear proofs, they were glad (and proud) with that which they had of the knowledge (of worldly things): And that at which they used to mock, surrounded them (i.e. the punishment)]. [Surah Ghaafir. Aayah 83]

Allāh says:

وجعلنا لهم سمعا وأبصارا وأفئدة فما أغنى عنهم سمعهم ولا أبصارهم ولا أفئدتهم من شيء إذ كانوا يجحدون بآيات الله وحاق بهم ما كانوا به يستهزئون

And indeed We had firmly established them with that wherewith We have not established you! And We had assigned them the (faculties of) hearing (ears), seeing (eyes), and hearts, but their hearing (ears), seeing (eyes), and their hearts availed them nothing since they used to deny the Ayat (Allah’s Prophets and their Prophethood, proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, and they were completely encircled by that which they used to mock at! [Surah Al-Ahqaaf. Ayah 26]

This is the greatest evil consequence of self-amazement and arrogance without exception, and the most perilous path through which many people become beguiled and deceived; therefore we ask Allāh to blessed us with sound knowledge that is supported by sound intellect, divine text and sound natural disposition – the beneficial knowledge which the servant knows in all its aspects, and the knowledge which links the subsidiary affairs to its (sound) fundamental principles, and its means, causes, effects and outcomes are ascribed to the One Who originated and created them. It is the knowledge whose possessor does not disassociate the creation from its Creator- neither disassociates its effects from the One Who made them effective, nor disassociates the wisdom, the secrets and the amazing orderly systems in the creation from the One Who Created and Perfected them, organised them in perfect order and brought them into existence prior to their non-existence. This is the knowledge that bears the fruits of certainty and through which tranquillity is obtained, and through which happiness and success is attained. It bears the fruits of beautiful manners and righteous deeds, beneficial to the religious and worldly affairs. [1]

Indeed, every fabricated belief system attracts its group of devoted followers, radicals, and tyrants. It is not unexpected that even those who claim to be enlightened overseers or experts in various fields can engage in criminal behaviour and disruptive actions. A significant number of us, having been educated in primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities, are familiar with Charles Darwin’s “Savages and Favoured Races,” which undoubtedly serves as a foundation for racial prejudice. Likewise, the path that was chosen by the arrogant and opinionated eugenicists led to an increase in oppression and crimes committed against the weak and vulnerable in society. Population eugenics involved urging individuals to procreate to produce desired traits, but the true believers in Allah and His Messengers have always distanced themselves from the hidden motives and ideas of those whose approach to sexual reproduction is solely aimed at advancing their materialistic or racist agendas – whether it is to create future workers for the communists or capitalists or to prevent other members of society from having children in the name of racial hygiene or to discourage them from doing so out of fear of poverty. Shaikh Abdul Waahid Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him] said, “According to scientists, another cause of poverty is population growth in countries that cannot afford to feed the extra mouths. Most rich countries have a stable population with roughly as many babies born as people dying. However, in poor countries, the populations seem to be increasing. Muslims, as a rule, are not allowed to use contraception due to fear of not being able to provide for their children – they learn from the Quran that Allah will enrich them from Himself from the ways and means that He provides. Population control measures are not from the Islamically legislated means to remove poverty – this is proven by the fact that there is sufficient food and resources in the world to feed the poor many times over daily! Added to that is the reality that large populations are a tremendous resource for a nation. Countries with large populations are quite often the wealthiest and have the fastest-growing economies. Note: In certain situations, contraception is permitted and I have discussed that elsewhere. Islam teaches that poor people must be helped with education, skills, charity, better infrastructure, and better health care. In this way the poor are not neglected and the wealth of the rich is purified in the sight of Allāh through the giving of charity. People have large families because the family unit helps each other and they care for their elders. Death of young children is much higher in poorer countries due to sicknesses and disease. So, Muslims have to help the poor, even if they are non-Muslims. The Prophet said, ‘Give charity to people of other Religions'” (Shaikh Al-Albānī said it was an authentic Hadīth, in As-Saheehah). [2]

The notoriety of the haughty and opinionated eugenicists is well-known and they were those individuals who pursued a futile endeavour to establish a genetically superior class and advocated for the reproduction of solely flawless individuals, thereby marginalizing anyone with even the most minor disability. The concept of “Positive eugenics” focused on promoting reproduction among individuals deemed to have so-called “good stock,” while “Negative eugenics” aimed to discourage or prevent reproduction among those considered unfit, such as the poor, criminals, or the feeble-minded. Unfortunately, some politicians and government officials embraced this sinister notion, placing the well-being of vulnerable members of society in the hands of individuals whose scientific knowledge lacked the compassion, mercy, and moral character prescribed by the Creator of the universe.

Francis Galton, born in 1822 and passed away in 1911, is recognized as the pioneer of the eugenics movement. His ideas were greatly influenced by Charles Darwin’s dubious idea of “The Origin of Species.” Galton’s primary focus was on the concept of heritability, particularly concerning intelligence. He aimed to address society’s perceived lack of talent and character by exploring the hereditary nature of these traits. He also believed that poverty, vagrancy, and crime could be attributed to the transmission of degenerate traits from parents to their offspring. His diabolical notions had a profound impact on certain intellectuals in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and various other nations during that era. Indeed, all praise and thanks are due to Allah, as this is not how true believers tackle societal issues, rather, this approach was merely an attempt to find scapegoats to rationalise the neglect of the vulnerable members of society. Some of these arrogant and opinionated eugenicists believed that preventing the impoverished from procreating would safeguard society by preventing the birth of individuals resembling them. Throughout the twentieth century, thirty-two American states enacted eugenic sterilisation laws, resulting in the sterilisation of approximately sixty to seventy thousand individuals. Nonetheless, despite the concerted efforts of contemporary writers and politicians to address numerous societal issues, their endeavours have proven futile in fostering moral rectitude, as Imam As-Sadi [may Allah have mercy upon him] aptly pointed out, “It is truly remarkable that while they approach the problem from various angles, they have neglected to address the fundamental issue of deviating from the path of Allah. This deviation, which has ensnared the majority of young individuals, has not been curbed by a return to sound faith and unwavering certainty. Instead, these individuals have been left to wander aimlessly in their misguided beliefs and vacillate in their deception. Consequently, the very social problems they seek to remedy give birth to further social ills because it is imperative to acknowledge that unless the solutions to these societal maladies are grounded in sound faith and a righteous religion, they will only exacerbate and deteriorate”. [3]

The Imam also stated: “It is undeniable that the mere pursuit of worldly sciences cannot bring about the purification of souls and the acquisition of virtue. This fact is supported by experience and evident circumstances, which demonstrate that despite the progress and extensive knowledge offered by these sciences, they have failed to foster spiritual growth and moral rectitude. (Rather) what Islam propagates is entrusted with this rectification, and it is what steers individuals towards truthful and authentic sources of knowledge while encouraging them to engage in good deeds and deterring them from evil. Islam serves as the rectifier of beliefs and manners, cultivating righteous thoughts and preventing depravity. The essence of what religion advocates for in terms of believing in the Unseen, which includes belief in Allah and His possession of Names, Attributes, and Actions of perfection; belief in Angels; belief in the consequences of one’s actions in this life and the hereafter, which can only be known through the Messengers, is what acquaints a person with the undeniable fact that genuine rectification can only be achieved through sound belief and the religion of Islam. Hence, despite the worldly sciences being able to rectify certain matters based on what people know in detail, they will never attain the same level of perfection and excellence as the knowledge possessed by the Messengers. The knowledge of the Messengers surpasses what can be achieved through worldly sciences and has a profound impact on the souls, unlike any other. This is because the souls only submit willingly through belief in Allah, belief in His Angels, belief in His Books, belief in His Messengers, and belief in the hereafter. Without these beliefs, voluntary submission is simply not possible, as it is widely recognised in human nature”. [4]


The Islamic Ruling On Limiting The Number of Children and Contraception

Imam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allah have mercy upon him] was asked regarding a husband and wife who agreed to refrain from having children, and whether such a decision is permissible. In response, he stated that their agreement is not permissible. Under Islamic legislation, it is forbidden for them to do this as long as the woman is physically capable of bearing children and making the Ummah numerous. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said, “Marry the childbearing, loving woman for I shall outnumber the peoples by you on the Day of Resurrection”. In another wording [of this narration the Prophet said], “Outnumber [i.e. the followers of the other] Prophets on the Day of Judgement”. That is because by way of this [i.e. having many children] those who worship Allah among the Muslims will be numerous, and the Ummah will be numerous and strong in opposing their enemies. It is impermissible for a man to abandon having children out of fear of either fatigue from seeking a livelihood, facing hardships, incurring expenses, or simply desiring to enjoy one’s wife and so on. It is also impermissible for a woman to engage in this act; instead, it is incumbent upon both of them to pursue the means to have children. They should be enthusiastic in their pursuit of offspring, aiming to increase the number of the Ummah and fulfill what the Prophet has stated. However, if the woman experiences significant pain as a result of a uterine illness or is only able to give birth through surgical means, it is permissible for her to refrain from having children. If the surgical procedure poses a potential risk to her well-being, or if she already has multiple children born closely together and finds it challenging to raise them, she may consider using contraceptive methods or taking preventative measures for a year or two – the period during the breastfeeding, to regain her strength and be better equipped to care for both her existing children and any future newborns. [5]

Rulings Related to Contraception, Family Planning & Following One Pregnancy:


Responsibility of Muslim Doctors and Health Practitioners

A doctor must fear Allah when dealing with matters for which they are consulted, particularly those that involve the rights of individuals. This includes situations where a patient seeks a medical certificate, or when they require a note to confirm their fitness for employment. It also applies to consultations regarding specific medications, whether a woman’s health permits the use of contraception to avoid pregnancy, or if her condition necessitates the removal of her ovaries. Abu Hurairah [may Allah be pleased with him] reported that the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said, [الْمُسْتَشَارُ مُؤْتَمَنٌ – The consultee is in a position of trust]. [6]

[الْمُسْتَشَارُ مُؤْتَمَنٌ – The consultee is in a position of trust]. [المستشار -The Consultee]: That is the one whose viewpoint is sought after in matters concerning Maslahah (an affair that promotes benefit and prevents harm). He (or she) is in a position of trust concerning what is asked and it is not permissible to deceive the one who consults by concealing the affair that would bring about benefit. [7] This hadith serves as proof, indicating that the consultee must consider the same course of action and opinion that they would choose for themselves. It is not permissible for them to guide their fellow Muslims towards something that they would not find pleasing. [8]

Footnote a:

[1] An Excerpt from Ad-Dalaa’il Al-Qur’aaniyyah Fee Annal Uloom Wal-A’maal An-Naafi’ah Al-Asriyyah Daakhilatun Fid Deen Al-Islaamiy. pages 37-40]


[3] An Excerpt from ‘Al-Adillatul Qawaatiq’ pages 40-41

[4] Al-Adillatul Qawaati Wal-Baraaheem Fee Ibtaalil Usoolil Mulhideen. Page 48


[6] Excerpt from “Akhlaaq At-Tabeeb Al-Muslim pages 4- 18”. Hadeeth reported by Imaam Abu Dawud (rahimahullaah)’ Number 5128’ & declared Saheeh by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in his checking of Sunan Abee Dawud]

[7] Hadeeth Number 5062′ Vol 4’ page 259′ in Mirqaat Al-Mafaateeh Sharh Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh]

[8] An Excerpt from “Awnul Ahadis Samadi, Sharhu Al-Adab Al-Mufrad”. (Hadith Number 256) Vol 1/283