Fatawa Answer

Question: Abortion

ID: 853

Name: Permissible and Impermissible


Assalamoalaikum    The reason of writing is that I m six months pregnant and my altrasound show an abnormal development of fetus both physical and mental and is also 4 weeks behind.My doctor advised me to terminate it because of the sever medical problems after birth. I already have a child with these problems . 


الجواب وبالله التوفيق

Performing abortion after the point in time when rooh(spirit) has been induced in the fetus is considered unanimously impermissible, and it is known that the rooh is induced after 4 months of the pregnancy. Since the life of the fetus as explained in your question is around 6 months there is no provision or permissibility for performing an abortion.


However if a specialist and experienced doctor, by using advanced equipment and additional research recommends that:


1- The fetus is in a dangerously undeveloped form

2- The definitive deformity is proven to be untreatable

3- The completion of pregnancy will definitely result in severely endangering the mother’s life

4- The mental and physical health of the baby will surely lead to a constant burden and pain for everyone


Then in the light of the above mentioned issues there is provision to perform an abortion. It is of utmost to remember that the fear of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta‘ala’s should be carefully considered while making such a decision.

واللہ اعلم  بالصواب

Answered On: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 | N/A

Answered By: Mufti Abdus-Sattar Sahib

Checked By: Mufti Mohammed Navalur Rahman