Is it permissible for a married couple to make use of a condom

QUESTION:

Is it permissible for a married couple to make use of a condom to prevent the wife from becoming pregnant? The reason for this is that I don ANSWER:
Using a condom to prevent one’s wife from becoming pregnant is permissible only if the wife agrees to do so. However, there should be a valid reason for the prevention of pregnancy because it has become common in today’s time that people only do so because they are influenced by the modern trends of the west and their associates.

And AllãhTa’ãla knows best

Mufti Muhammed Ashraf
13 April 2011 / 09 Jumaadal Ula 1432