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    Hello everybody,

    I joined 10minutes ago to educate myself about Islam. I am in the process of reading islamreligion.com and viewing deenshow episodes which @npd was kind enough to provide.

    My question is what is the Muslim doctrine on abortion?

  • #2
    Re: Islam on abortion

    Please disregard the original post above, I just noticed the similar threads box below and found my answer there.

    Abortion is not allowed. Am I correct?

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    • #3
      Re: Islam on abortion

      My Church teaches that life begins at the moment of conception (God knows you at that moment).

      Is it the same in Islam?

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      • #4
        Re: Islam on abortion

        abortion in any form is not permitted. the only exception to this would be if the mothers life was in danger ie: only her or the baby could survive. her life would take precedence over the unborn baby.

        islamically the soul enters the body at 40 days (?) but yes I do believe thet 'life' would begin before this, thus abortion not being permitted even before this point.
        What does 'freedom' mean?

        Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
        Restricted by the sky?

        Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
        Not enough river to explore?

        Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
        but death for the fish,

        The sea is wide for the fish
        but will engulf the bird.

        We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
        We can only express our nature as it was created.

        The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
        freedom from slavery to other than the One,
        Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
        and a horizon that extends to the next life,
        Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

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        • #5
          Re: Islam on abortion

          welcome to the forum :)

          we understand from the teachings of Prophet Muhamad peace and blessings be upon him, that the soul enters a body at 120 days after conception, and that before that there is a beating heart and it is a human body waiting for the life of the soul to be given to it.
          "O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do." [An-Nisa 4:135]

          The Prophet :saw: said:

          "Whosoever leaves off obedience and separates from the Jamaa'ah and dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah. Whoever fights under the banner of the blind, becoming angry for 'asabiyyah (nationalism/tribalism/partisanship) or calling to 'asabiyyah, or assisting 'asabiyyah, then dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah."

          muslim

          Narrated 'Abdullah:

          The Prophet, said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)." sahih bukhari


          "Creeping upon you is the diseases of those people before you: envy and hatred. And hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves the hair but it shaves the religion!

          By the One in whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which may establish such things: spread the greetings and peace among yourselves."

          [Recorded by Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi]

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          • #6
            Re: Islam on abortion

            what about if the woman was raped?

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            • #7
              Re: Islam on abortion

              Originally posted by aadil77 View Post
              what about if the woman was raped?
              as i understand it, a child is not to blame for rape, in islam it is encouraged that someone marries a woman who has been through such a terrible ordeal once the baby is born, and takes care of her and the child and the child will be known as the child of the muslims, not the child of the rapist, the child is innocent of the crime that bought about his/her conception.

              i have read that some scolars have said its permissible to abort the child before 80 days, but thats in severe cases if the women is psychologically unable to continue with the pregnancy.
              "O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do." [An-Nisa 4:135]

              The Prophet :saw: said:

              "Whosoever leaves off obedience and separates from the Jamaa'ah and dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah. Whoever fights under the banner of the blind, becoming angry for 'asabiyyah (nationalism/tribalism/partisanship) or calling to 'asabiyyah, or assisting 'asabiyyah, then dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah."

              muslim

              Narrated 'Abdullah:

              The Prophet, said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)." sahih bukhari


              "Creeping upon you is the diseases of those people before you: envy and hatred. And hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves the hair but it shaves the religion!

              By the One in whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which may establish such things: spread the greetings and peace among yourselves."

              [Recorded by Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi]

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              • #8
                Re: Islam on abortion

                120 days. Not sure why I had 40 days stuck in my head, it sounded wrong as well which is why I put a ? next to it but for the life of me I couldn't recall the amount of days! 120 days is correct to the OP as asiya posted.
                What does 'freedom' mean?

                Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
                Restricted by the sky?

                Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
                Not enough river to explore?

                Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
                but death for the fish,

                The sea is wide for the fish
                but will engulf the bird.

                We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
                We can only express our nature as it was created.

                The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
                freedom from slavery to other than the One,
                Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
                and a horizon that extends to the next life,
                Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

                “All our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment, but in the adult they are destined to become.” Donate today! http://campaign.justgiving.com/chari...iyahschool2015

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                • #9
                  Re: Islam on abortion

                  Ruling on aborting a pregnancy in the early stages

                  What is the ruling on aborting a pregnancy in the early months (1-3) before the soul is breathed into the foetus?.


                  Praise be to Allaah.

                  The Council of Senior Scholars issued the following statement:

                  1 – It is not permissible to abort a pregnancy at any stage unless there is a legitimate reason, and within very precise limits.

                  2 – If the pregnancy is in the first stage, which is a period of forty days, and aborting it serves a legitimate purpose or will ward off harm, then it is permissible to abort it. But aborting it at this stage for fear of the difficulty of raising children or of being unable to bear the costs of maintaining and educating them, or for fear for their future or because the couple feel that they have enough children – this is not permissible.

                  3 – It is not permissible to abort a pregnancy when it is an ‘alaqah (clot) or mudghah (chewed lump of flesh) (which are the second and third periods of forty days each) until a trustworthy medical committee has decided that continuing the pregnancy poses a threat to the mother’s wellbeing, in that there is the fear that she will die if the pregnancy continues. It is permissible to abort it once all means of warding off that danger have been exhausted.

                  4 – After the third stage, and after four months have passed, it is not permissible to abort the pregnancy unless a group of trustworthy medical specialists decide that keeping the foetus in his mother’s womb will cause her death, and that should only be done after all means of keeping the foetus alive have been exhausted. A concession is made allowing abortion in this case so as to ward off the greater of two evils and to serve the greater of two interests.



                  Al-Fataawa al-Jaami’ah, 3/1056




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                  • #10
                    Re: Islam on abortion

                    This is the hadith:

                    "Abdullah (b. Mas'ud) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) who is the most truthful and his being most truthful said: Verily your creation is on this wise. The constituents of one of you are collected for forty days in his mother's womb in the form of blood, after which it becomes a clot of blood in another period of forty days. Then it becomes a lump of flesh and forty days later Allah send His angel to it with instructions concerning four things, so the angels writes down his livlihood, his death, his deeds, his fortune, and his misfortune." (Sahih Muslim)
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                    • #11
                      Re: Islam on abortion

                      Originally posted by al-siddiq View Post
                      This is the hadith:

                      "Abdullah (b. Mas'ud) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) who is the most truthful and his being most truthful said: Verily your creation is on this wise. The constituents of one of you are collected for forty days in his mother's womb in the form of blood, after which it becomes a clot of blood in another period of forty days. Then it becomes a lump of flesh and forty days later Allah send His angel to it with instructions concerning four things, so the angels writes down his livlihood, his death, his deeds, his fortune, and his misfortune." (Sahih Muslim)
                      but can we say that life is not in the baby until then? it can be discarded, killed in the womb of its mother?

                      Allah made the womb the safest place for the baby, should we turn it into his torture/death chamber?
                      .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                      نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
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                      • #12
                        Re: Islam on abortion

                        Originally posted by AbuMubarak View Post
                        but can we say that life is not in the baby until then? it can be discarded, killed in the womb of its mother?

                        Allah made the womb the safest place for the baby, should we turn it into his torture/death chamber?
                        I didn't make ijtihaad or quote any. I simply gave the hadith that is used most for this topic I believe.
                        If you have any questions feel free to PM me!

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