I have one question regarding abortion, today I got positive result of pregnancy test.For which we (me and my husband) are not ready as I am preparing for my residency.
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I have one question regarding abortion, today I got positive result of pregnancy test.For which we (me and my husband) are not ready as I am preparing for my residency and it needs complete concentration and after result I have to travel diffrent places for my job interviews, We have a two
year old loving daughter and most of the time I am spending with her.I just want to know that I am thinking of abortion, can you tell me please is it permissible in Islam or not.
Please reply me asap.
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 140:
Most surely they became losers, who, in their folly and ignorance killed their own children; and made unlawful what Allah had provided them as sustenance, falsely ascribing prohibitions to Allah. Surely, they went astray and were not at all rightly guided.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 151 (part):
You should not kill your children for fear of poverty; for We provide sustenance for you and will provide sustenance for them also.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 31:
Do not kill your children for fear of want; for it is We Who provide for them, and for you as well. Indeed, their killing is a heinous crime!
The heinous act of intentionally killing ones unborn child or abortion is akin to the crime of murder in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, and abortion is thus absolutely forbidden and impermissible in Islam. If one performs or is an accomplice in the heinous crime of abortion, they will be held severely accountable for their sin of intentional murder of an innocent soul in the Just and Supreme Court of The Majestic Lord on an Inevitable Day.
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