Infertility is not a curse

Family Contributor
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Children are a desirable asset in almost every couple’s life. The joy of gaining a new life with your spouse is unique. The problem of infertility can be an obstacle in the way of gaining this pleasure. There are many misconceptions about infertility.

Kids are the sacred gift of Allah SWT. He grants kids to whom or nor He wills. It’s a kind of test to have a child or not. The Holy Qur’an says, ”To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; He creates what he wills. He gives to whom He wills female [children], and He gives to whom He wills males. Or He makes them [both] males and females, and He renders whom He wills barren. Indeed, He is Knowing and Competent.” (Surat Ash-Shuraa [verse 49-50])

Many people do not lack wealth but are childless. Despite spending a lot of money, the couple could not fulfill their dream of becoming parents. To them, a child is more valuable than many assets. Allah says, ”And [mention] Zechariah, when he called to his Lord, “My Lord, do not leave me alone [with no heir], while you are the best of inheritors.” (Surat al-Anbiya [verse 89])

Many prophets of Islam were childless. Prophet Zakariya was childless till old age. He prayed in the court of Allah SWT. He asked a kid and saying, “My Lord, grant me from Yourself a good offspring. Indeed, you are the Hearer of supplication.” (Surat Ali ‘Imran [verse 38])

The prophet Ibrahim (AS) was once childless. He prayed to Allah SWT, ”My Lord, grant me [a child] from among the righteous.” (Surat As-Saffat [verse 100])

Introducing the true servants of Allah, the Qur’an says that they pray for a good wife and children. The Qur’an says, ”And those who say, “Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” (Surat al-Furqan [verse 74])

There can be multiple natural causes of infertility. The husband or wife may have problems with one or both. Besides, a healthy ovum, strong semen, and a normal uterus are needed for pregnancy. Problems with pregnancy can occur if there is a problem anywhere.

A woman or a man should not be looked down upon or have a bad idea about them because they are childless. If a couple does not have children, it should be taken as normal. The whole life of a believer is tested. Through patience, apology, and prayer we can pass this test.

It is not a curse or a misfortune, but a treatable physical problem. Medical science and medical technology have become much more advanced so it is possible to diagnose the disease at the right time and solve it well.

Medicine has become better so it is possible to overcome problems like infertility by adopting the right way. Get rid of your worries and anxieties and seek expert advice.

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