Q: We are a family who live under the care of my father. My mother gave birth to seven sons, three of whom got married and have not had children yet. They underwent medical examinations, and doctors informed them that a cure is not possible due to (Part No. 19; Page No. 334) the lack of production of sperm. I subjected my four brothers to similar examinations, and the result was the same, i.e. the seven sons are all infertile. Laboratory examinations showed these results, and Allah (Exalted be He) is Able to do everything. I vainly sought all the available means of treatment in my country and abroad for the past four years. Praise be to Allah for all of this. I have some questions:1. Is it normal that the seven brothers are all infertile?2.
Could this be a result of sorcery?
Who can know this?3. Can sorcery influence all of the brothers at the same time?Please advise. What is the way out of this ordeal that our family has been suffering from for more than ten years?
A Muslim must believe in and submit to the Divine Decree and Predestination set by Allah. This is one of the pillars of Iman (Faith/belief), as reported in an authentic Hadith. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
Iman is to have faith in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and the Divine Decree whether good or bad.
It is possible that the seven brothers are all infertile; (Part No. 19; Page No. 335) Allah (Exalted be He) said,
...and He renders barren whom He wills.
Perhaps this is due to impotence that specialist doctors may be able to treat. In all cases, it is good for you. We advise you to be patient and content with what Allah ordained, and avoid doubts, illusions and whisperings. You should note that what Allah has chosen for His Slave is better for him than his own choice.
...it may be that you dislike a thing and Allâh brings through it a great deal of good.
We ask Allah to double the reward for you and your brothers and cure you. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.