What’s Islam stance on abortion?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    ►Adoption is better than abortion [general rule].

    ►Abortion is allowed in certain cases: example

    ►1►termination of the pregnancy before 120 days.

    ►2►if carrying the fetus risks the health of the mother.

    ►3►in case of rapes [see ►1].


    [Al-Israa 17:31] And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin.

    [Al-An'aam 6:151] Say : "Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawâhish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allâh has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islâmic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand

    A Miscarriage or Murder of Fetus Caused by Another Person

    'Umar bin Al-Khattab asked (the people) about the Imlas of a woman, i.e., a woman who has an abortion because of having been beaten on her abdomen, saying, "Who among you has heard anything about it from the Prophet?" I said, "I did.) He said, "What is that?" I said, "I heard the Prophet saying, 'Its Diya (blood money) is either a male or a female slave.' " 'Umar said, "Do not leave till you present witness in support of your statement." So I went out, and found Muhammad bin Maslama. I brought him, and he bore witness with me that he had heard the Prophet saying, "Its Diya (blood money) is either a male slave or a female slave."

    Hadith - Sahih Bukhari 9.44, Narrated Abu Huraira, r.a.

    Allah's Apostle gave a verdict regarding an aborted fetus of a woman from Bani Lihyan that the killer (of the fetus) should give a male or female slave (as a Diya) but the woman who was required to give the slave, died, so Allah's Apostle gave the verdict that her inheritance be given to her children and her husband and the Diya be paid by her 'Asaba.

  • zahid
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    “While Islam permits preventing pregnancy for valid reasons, it does not allow doing violence to it once it occurs.

    Muslim jurists have agreed unanimously that after the fetus is completely formed and has been given a soul, abortion is haram. It is also a crime, the commission of which is prohibited to the Muslim because it constitutes an offense against a complete, living human being. Jurists insist that the payment of blood money (diya) becomes incumbent if the baby is aborted alive and then died, while a fine of lesser amount is to be paid if it is aborted dead.

    However, there is one exceptional situation. If, say the jurists, after the baby is completely formed, it is reliably shown that the continuation of the pregnancy would necessarily result in the death of the mother, then, in accordance with the general principle of the Shari`ah, that of choosing the lesser of two evils, abortion must be performed. The reason for this is that the mother is the origin of the fetus; moreover, her life is well-established, with duties and responsibilities, and she is also a pillar of the family. It would not be possible to sacrifice her life for the life of a fetus which has not yet acquired a personality and which has no responsibilities or obligations to fulfill.

    Imam al-Ghazzali makes a clear distinction between contraception and abortion, saying that contraception is not like abortion. Abortion is a crime against an existing being. It follows from this that there are stages of existence. The first stages of existence are the settling of the semen in the womb and its mixing with the secretions of the woman. Then come the next gestational stage. Disturbing the pregnancy at this stage is a crime. When it develops further and becomes a lump, aborting it is a greater crime. When it acquires a soul and its creation is completed, the crime becomes more grievous. The crime reaches a maximum seriousness when it is committed after it (the fetus) is separated (from the mother) alive.”

  • 1 decade ago


    On my own, I'm not knowledgeable enough to provide to you the precise details of the Islamic perspective on Abortion but in a lecture by a learned Scholar which I heard recently, he stated that Abortion is prohibited in Islam as essentially it is Murder as 40 days after a Child has been conceived, it's Ruh or Soul is blown into it whilst in it's Mothers womb so it is therefore a life and terminating it is considered Murder according to Islam.

    The Scholar did mention however that the only time an abortion would be permitted is if there is a serious danger to the life of the Mother and an Abortion is the only means in which her life can be saved.

    At the following, there are detailed articles and descriptions on what Islam has to say about Abortion:


    And Allah knows best

    May Allah provide us with guidance


  • 1 decade ago

    Moh S: Abortion in Islam is allowed.

    Islam definitely permits abortion when it is needed. It's recommended that the abortion takes place while the baby is still a fetus though, for ethical reasons of course.

    Islam would never jeopardize the life or well being of the mother, or her situation. Great question though.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Salam. Abortion in Islam is haram or not allowed because it is similar with killing innocent baby.Abortion is permitted just only if the fetus will give danger to the related mother's life which should be supported by written statement of a doctor.

    All persons who involved with illegal abortion should be punished just the same with killing or mudering.as criminal act.

  • 1 decade ago

    Abortion is allowed if life is at risk :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Homosexuality was and is widely practised in Islamic countries. To please the homosexuals among his followers he promised them pre-pubescent boys in Paradise. So after committing plunder, loot, rape and murder in this life, the followers of Islam get "rewarded" by untouched virginal youths who are fresh like pearls.

    (QURAN 52:24): "And there will go round boy-servants of theirs, to serve them as if they were preserved pearls."

    (QURAN 56:17): "They will be served by immortal boys."

    (QURAN 76:19): "And round about them will (serve) boys of everlasting youth. If you see them, you would think them scattered pearls."

    Stay away from non-Muslims. They are all liars. [Koran 9:107]

    Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him. Sahih Al-Bukhari (9:57)

    Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. (Koran 9:5)

    They should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides. (Koran 5:33)

    (QURAN 44:51-55): "Verily! The righteous will be in Paradise. Among Gardens and Springs; Dressed in fine silk and also in thick silk, facing each other, and We shall marry them to Houris with wide, lovely eyes."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    don't listen to that homosexual woman loving lesbian kaffir dog of a 3 legged motherless Goat. Abortion anytime .. anyplace is okaaay IF it's Rape, or if the pregnancy will endanger the mother's life. none of this ooops the condom broke... oh well i guess we can abort the accident...--that is NOT allowed.

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