Date Added : 05-10-2015

Resolution No. (211) (12/2010), by The Board of Iftaa', Researches and Islamic Studies:‚Äč

"Transplanting an Ovum Between Co-Wives is Impermissible"

Date: 6/Rabie Al-Awwal/1436A.H, corresponding to 28/12/2014A.D 


Praise be to Allah; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

The Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies reviewed in its fourteenth session, Sunday(6/ Rabie Al-Awwal/1436), (28/12/2014), the question delivered by one of the physicians and reads as follows:

What is the ruling on transplanting a fertilized ovum, from an insemination process between a man and his first wife, in the uterus of his second wife. Are there different cases in this regard, and what are its repercussions in terms of lineage (Maternal), inheritance..etc. ?

After careful study and deliberation, the Board decided the following:

It is impermissible to transplant a fertilized ovum of one wife in the uterus of her co-wife because this entails religious {Islamic Law} and legal repercussions as regards determining the true mother; is she the one who contributed with the ovum, or the uterus?. And Allah Knows Best.


Head of the Iftaa` Board, The Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Grace Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh

Vice Head of the Iftaa` Board, Dr. Ahmad Hilayel

Dr. Yahia Al-Botoosh/ Member

Dr. Hayil Abdulhafeez/ Member

Sheikh Sa`ied Hijjawi/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Khair Al-Essa/ Member

Dr. Moh. Al-Qodah/ Member

Dr. Wasif  Al-Bakri/ Member

Dr. Abduln`nassir Abu Al Bass`al/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Zou`bi/ Member