Contraception in early pregnancy

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Is it forbidden to use contraception for two years at the beginning of marriage by mutual consent and until both parties are certain that the marriage will continue?
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Praise be to Allaah.

This question was put to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, who answered as follows:

“This is not forbidden, but it is better not to do this, and to be optimistic and think positively of Allaah [i.e., put one’s trust in Him that the marriage will succeed].”

Having a child might bring the couple together and create deeper ties between them, and bring them both great joy. And Allaah is the Source of strength.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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