Delaying having children

Q 4: Are family planning and birth control Haram (prohibited)? Is there any blame on a person who wants to delay having children for some time?

A: Birth control is Haram, since having many children is desirable in Islam to increase the Muslim Ummah (nation based on one creed). As for family planning which means delaying the conception for a valid purpose, such as the woman's weak health or her need to breast-feed a child, there is no harm in that due to necessity. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.