Abortion

Is it right, or wrong?

What Is Abortion?

Abortion in its most commonly used sense, refers to the deliberate early termination of pregnancy resulting in the death of the embryo or fetus in the mothers womb. Medically, the term also refers to the early termination of a pregnancy by natural causes which is usually a miscarriage.


What does Islam say about it?

Islam teaches us that abortions is haram (forbidden), however in some cases can be permitted. Abortion is permitted if the continuing the pregnancy will put the mothers life in danger. It is also permitted at a certain stage of the babys fertilisation, this is still undecided on wether you can abort the baby before the first 7 weeks or before the first 16 weeks. Although Islam can permit abortion in certain situations it is still wrong to do so, and is punishable.

Whosoever has spared the life of a soul,

it is as though he has spared the life of all people.

Whosoever has killed a soul,

it is as though he has murdered all of mankind.

(Qur'an 5:32)



Abortion can be permitted, however depends on the situation you are in and what help you can get without the first result to be an abortion.