[Q-ID0538] One of my roles as a gynaecologist involves performing abortions, will I be sinful for this?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding this matter; as a gynaecologist my duties include performing abortions, I wanted to know if I will be sinful for this?

Questioner: Sister from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Performing an abortion can sometimes be allowed and disallowed; depending on the circumstances.

Abortions that are done for some reason and are performed when the foetus is less than 4 months (lunar) old are allowed.

Abortions that are performed once the foetus has reached 4 months (lunar) or more will be impermissible as it is akin to murder.

Therefore, if you performed an abortion on a foetus that was 4 or more months old then you should repent to Allah عزوجل.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

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[Q-ID0353] What is the Islamic ruling on abortion due to rape?

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