The Role Of Abortion In Islam

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It is understood that the general rulings of abortion in Islam is utterly prohibited. Allah mentioned in the Qur’an, “And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except by right.” (Al-Qur’an, 17:33). This is to preserve the live of fetuses, which later become a child, as a source of challenges and sustenance to mankind in this world. Allah says, “And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, their killing is ever a great sin.” (Al-Qur’an, 17:31). However, Islamic law has never prohibited prenatal testing as it encourages Muslims to pursue knowledge and technologies to detect fatal malady. By doing so, the expectant parents can prepare themselves of possible outcomes of their newborn. The…show more content…
THEN the soul is breathed into him. And by Allah, a person among you (or a man) may do deeds of the people of the Fire till there is only a cubit or an arm-breadth distance between him and the Fire, but then that writing (which Allah has ordered the angel to write) precedes, and he does the deeds of the people of Paradise and enters it; and a man may do the deeds of the people of Paradise till there is only a cubit or two between him and Paradise, and then that writing precedes and he does the deeds of the people of the Fire and enters it." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 77, Number…show more content…
(2012) quoted Zylstra, E. (n.d) cited in Rudd, G. (n.d)). Garrison, V. (2012) believes that fetuses are inadequate of being conscious and thus cannot encounter agony exactly like actual human being; which make the avoidance of ordeal is crucial. Harmon, A (2007) notes that some ladies and their partners, resolution to terminate a pregnancy after prenatal testing diagnosis of genuine hereditary deformities can be devastating, often followed after an agonizing evaluation of sentimental and financial
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