The Islamic View on Abortion and Begining of Life Issues, by Altaf Rasool, M.D., of Norwich, Connecticut, President of ICNL."
First of all, it is to
be stated that Islam forbids
abortion in all stages of pregnancy. When the pregnancy reaches 120
abortion becomes totally forbidden and is deemed a form of murder that
in compensation becoming liable. If abortion is done prior to this
compensation is liable but one should ask forgiveness and promise never
commit it again. In addition, it is highly recommended for such an
to do much righteous deeds such as giving in charity, etc.
However, the only condition under which abortion is allowed is when there is an actual threat to the life of the mother confirmed by an official medical report that if the pregnancy advances any further, the mother may die.
The Qur'an clearly
disapproves of killing other
humans: “Take not life which Allah has made sacred” (6:151; see
also 4:29 “If a man kills a believer intentionally, his
recompense is Hell, to abide
therein (for ever)” (4:93). Allah (SWT) went even further, making unlawful
killing of a
single individual human being equal to mass murder of the whole of
"Because of that, We ordained for the children of
As to whether abortion is a form of killing a human, the Qur'an does not make any explicit statements. Only Chapter/Surah 17:31 warns believers in general: “Kill not your children for fear of want. We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin.”