Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I'm a new resident here. I have a 3-month-old baby who is having certain health problems since birth and I'm facing many difficulties in taking care of her. I have no family member here to help me. Yesterday I learned that I'm pregnant again and it is the start of the second month. Under these circumstances, can I have an abortion because it will be very difficult for me to take care of my newborn during pregnancy and even after delivery, I can't take care of both an infant and an 11-month-old baby. Please answer me according to Shari`ah. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Is abortion permissible if a woman has conceived an unhealthy number of embryos (for example 4,5,6 or more due to infertility treatment)? Even though her health is not in danger at the moment, the doctor is pushing her to have “selective reduction” (abortion) to 2 or 3 embryos which would give them a much greater chance at survival and being born full-term with less health risks for the mother and the children.She wants children very badly, but if she decides to keep them all, they may all die. If she waits until her life is threatened, it may be too late to perform a late-term abortion. What should she do, should she put her trust in Allah and keep them all?Assuming that her life is not in danger, is there a time limit for her to have an abortion (i.e. before 120 days or before 90 days)? Would this constitute a case of necessity overruling the prohibition and choosing the lesser of two evils?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I would like to know how much money I should pay in expiation for the abortion of fetus less than 120 days old. The reason for the abortion was that the pregnancy was causing tremendous psychological pressure on the mother, who is a medical student and who felt that she would never be able to cope with her studies while bringing up a child. The abortion was done because we felt that this was sufficient justification. However, the mother now feels great regret, particularly since she has learned that Islamic Shari`ah forbids abortion even at the very early stages of pregnancy. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Scholars of Islam, As-Salaam `Alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh. I deliberately had abortion though the pregnancy didn’t cause danger to my life. Now, I regret what I have done and earnestly implore Allah to forgive my sin. What should I do? Please, help me.
As-Salamu `alaykum! I am a Muslim guy from Toronto -Canada. I have a question. If a 14-16 year old girl is raped, she can't raise herself, she doesn't have parents and relatives who can support her and as a result of the rape she gets pregnant. So should she go for an abortion or not ? According to Islam, abortion is wrong; it is prohibited. However if the girl does not go for an abortion she will give birth to a haram (an illegal) child. Keep in mind, the girl is poor, given no money and totally screwed. Will abortion still be considered wrong according to Islamic teachings? Moreover, what should be done with child who is born as a result of rape in the light of Islamic teachings? Please answer this inquiry as soon as possible. This is a very critical issue.
As-Salamu `alaykum. My wife is pregnant. Doctors say that the baby, (she is six months gestation), will be disabled. Is it Halal for my wife to abort this baby now to avoid suffering? Jazakum Allah khayran.
aslama alekum i have a question about abortion .i had an abortion 3 days ago which was more than 120 days of fetus infact i was 17- 18 weeks pregnant, even though before i went to the clinic i was not in favour of doing it and didnt feel it was right even at the time when i was having it done i was crying the whole time only, i still did it, since ive done it feel like i have lost a lot i cant stop crying let alone ask for forgiveness, i cant look myself in the eye and i horribly ashamed of what i've done,i dont think my child will forgive me for what his own mother has done to him, i feel i've sinned so much that i can never be forgiven and what i've done no matter what i what i've done cannnot be undone, i feel like i have done absolute in justice to my baby, i cant think of it as a fetus now i'm in great pain to me i feel like it was my child that i killed with my own hands and i've got blood on my hands i m in so much pain i cant come to terms with it please help im in the deepest despair at the moment, when i look at my other children all i can think of is the one whom i did unjustice to whom i have not thought of i dont know how i did it what came over me at the time, that agree to this sin i feel no purpose to my life i've done so wrong there are no words that are helping me pls put some refrences from quran which can make me come to terms with this tragadey, also i would like to know also what kaffarah(if blood money is to be paid to whome and how by inheritance law and do i have to fast, can his father pay the blood money he did participate as he agreed to it) or do i have to do it, also can you please tell me quran says that a life comes in this world by him and and ends by him , was this how much his life was written for or i eneded and his life could've been alot more to how it ended now and did god willed this as no leaf can move without him allowing it, is he in jannat?
I had an abortion, i am so upset with what i did as my husband wanted me to. I am in dispair and regret what i have done. the pregnancy was 113 days old, i did not take the fetus from the hospital i did not know, but i know now that i should have buried it, I cannot bury it now. How can i expiate all this? is this between me and Allah only or do I owe anything to the fetus? please help me i am in total distress of my own wrong doing.thanks you.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum.We have heard recently that the Islamic Research Academy affiliated to Al-Azhar issued a ruling that a woman who falls pregnant because of rape should abort her fetus. Please clarify this ruling for us. Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
I was six weeks pregnant but I underwent an abortion because the pregnancy was outside the uterus and couldn’t continue. When can I resume Prayers? I am confused whether the limit will be 40 days or less.
salam alaikum,i recently experienced a miscarriage, i was under the impression that i was 8 weeks pregnant when i went for a scan which revealed the fetus was dead and they estimated that it was approximately 5 weeks old suggesting that the miscariiage could have happened 2 or 3 weeks ago. A few days ago i noticed a little bleeding on and off and a little bit of cramp, i stopped praying as i thought maybe this was the return of menstruation but now i am not sure if it is or if it is bleeding from miscarriage and i am not sure what islamic duties i should be doing such as prayer and reading Quran? Also is there an islamic procee dure or anything i should do regarding the unborn fetus ?Thank you
As-salamu `alaykum. My wife miscarried at the end of the third month of gestation. The ultrasound in the 8th week of gestation showed cardiac activity absent in both fetuses. This was again confirmed in the 10th week. Due to severe bleeding at the end of the 13th week, the doctor advised to abort the pregnancy or it would be dangerous for the mother. Learned s cholar, have we done wrong and how should we deal with such a situation according to the Shari`ah?
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh. What is Islam’s stance on abortion, as the issue is still controversial, especially among Muslims living abroad? Jazakum Allah Khayran.
Please tell me the trustworthiness of such narration in the light of Quran and Hadith. Indian Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act prescribe following conditions in which abortion can be performed legally-1. Medical-incluses condition that may endanger mother?s life or may cause grave injury to her2. Eugenic-includes condition that may result in serious mental or physical abnormality in child3. Humanitarian-when pregnancy is result of rape4. Socio-economic-poor social or economical condition that may lead to injury to mother?s health. 5. When pregnancy is result of failure of method of contraception. Yet another condition which we face is ?abortion on demand?, like couple have completed their family (in India , >2 children will result loss of Government job), forgotten to take proper precautions etc. Please tell me in which condition we (Muslim doctors) are allowed to perform MTP.