________________________________________________________________________ | w w w |\ | || || | || |\ | o_,_7 _|| . _o_7 _|| 4_|_|| o_w_, |\ | ( : / (_) / ( . |\ | |\ | || || | || |T | | || | |\ | . _, _8 |_D_|| . _,_,_,_D_|| 4_|| q ]_o_7_o _|_c 4_|_|| _|,_p q |\ | (_): / (_): . : / (_S (_S / |\ | |\ | In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the All-Merciful |\ | Greeting of Allah be upon Muhammad and the pure members of his House |\ |_______________________________________________________________________|\ Salamun `Alaykum The following question was kindly answerd by Shaykh Hasnain. Fee Amaanillah, Akil Karim Moderator - 'Aalim Network ---------- Forwarded message ---------- QUESTION: I would like to know what is Islam's view about tubal ligation, which is sterilization for a women, by blocking her tubes. I was referred to ask this question to by a muslim friend. I am a college student studying human sexuality, and I would like to know more on what Islam says about this ANSWER: There is a consensus amongst our mujtahidun (jurists) that only those types of sterlization are permissible which can be reversed. However Ayatull... Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Seestani is of the opinion that if the operation does not entail significant harm or removing/cutting of bodily parts of the woman then its permissibilty is not unlikely. Ref.: Personal correspondence with him, dated Safar 1416; Ayat. Sayyid Seestani, Al-Mustahdithaat minal Masa'il, London, 1416, p.19. Also see Contemporary Legal Rulings in Shi`i Law in accordance with the rulings of Ayat. al-Seestani, tr. by H. Mavani, Montreal, 1996, pp.54-57 God knows the best. Hasnain Kassamali Humble servant of the Ahlul Bayt (a).