Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, former president of the Islamic Society of North America, rules on permanent sterilization and marrying without intent to have children

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from United States, in:
Religious Authority: 
Muzammil Siddiqi
Websites and Institutions: 
Islam Online

Permanent sterilization without any medical reason is not allowed. You should try to convince yourself to have children, unless you have some medical or psychological problems or some handicap or some other genuine reason.

[Editor's note: For different opinions on this topic, see the keyword: contraception.]