Q. Can my husband force me to have a child? We have tried for many years and I have given up. I am told to attend a fertility clinic…… I have refused to go …. What are my options?
A. No, he cannot force you to have a child. He can encourage you to have a child. Should you not want to have a child, other options do exist.
Alternatives to not being able to conceive a child for you and your husband:
Take care of an orphan
Don’t have a child. Accept what Allah Wills
Your husband seeks a partner that would help him become a father
Waiting until you are ready to have a child through halal proposed methods
Divorce due to incompatibility pertaining to critical goals (not encouraged, but an option in Islam)
Allah Certainly Knows Best.