Finding out the gender of an unborn child.

Q. Is it allowable for expecting parents to enquire as to the gender of an unborn child? I read where it isn’t allowed but I cannot find the email/article or even remember the evidience to such. In the article it stated that it is only permissible if there are medical reasons and knowing the gender would help.

A. There is no harm in finding out the gender of the unborn child prior to its birth. There is no prohibition for this and one cannot be considered as going against any Islamic teaching for doing so.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan