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Surrogate Mother

Nasihah (Advice): Whoever trusts in Allah, Allah will fulfill his need


Allah says in the Qur’an: “And whoever places his trust in Allah, He is sufficient for him” (Qur’an, 65: 3)




Question and Answer:


Q. Please can you tell me what in the Islamic perspective on being a surrogate mother for someone who can’t have children?

Is it allowed in Islam?


(Query published as received)


A. Being a surrogate mother is not permissible as it goes against Islamic morals and creates confusion with regards to the lineage of the child.



And Allah Knows Best



Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed



Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) 

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