Now to the question i really wanted to ask; i just read a article, about a woman, who comitted zina and is now pregnant,
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now to the question i really wanted to ask; i just read a article, about a woman, who comitted zina and is now pregnant, and asked u if she could abort the child, and u said no... but i had heard that there are some excuses for a abortion? is that true, or is abortion haram no matter what?
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When can one abort?
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Your Question: but i had heard that there are some excuses for a abortion? is that true, or is abortion haram no matter what?
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 one’s unborn child 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, and does not sincerely repent to Allah Subhanah for their abomination, 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.
Your Question: is abortion haram no matter what?
In light of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, the intentional killing of an un-born child or abortion is absolutely and totally forbidden in Islam. The only one exception some jurists and scholars in Islam have reluctantly allowed abortion is when in extreme circumstances and situations, the medical experts come to a solemn conclusion that it would be humanly possible to save only one, either the mother or the un-born child, during a severe pregnancy complication. In such extreme cases where only one of the two, either the mother or the un-born child, can be saved, the jurists have concluded that the life of the one who is alive will take precedence over the one who is not yet born. Other than this one extreme exception, to the best of our knowledge, there is absolutely no room where abortion would be permitted in Islam.
One can only imagine the honor, respect, and rights Islam has given to the life of the unborn child by the following examples:
Even if one who is pregnant is convicted in a Shariah Court of capital punishment, she will not be put to death until after she has delivered her baby.
The inheritance of the deceased father will not be distributed amongst the heirs until his pregnant widow has delivered her burden and the new born baby is allocated a share from its deceased fathers wealth;
During a quarrel and fight between two women, one amongst them threw a stone at the other woman who was pregnant, and as a result of the blow of the stone the unborn baby was killed while still in the womb. The case was brought to the attention of the Messenger of Allah (saws) who judged that the one who threw the stone should pay ‘diya’ or blood money to the guardians of the deceased unborn baby.
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