Islam and Abortion


Child killing or abortion due to economic burden and sexual discrimination is a criminal act against humanity.

Allah swt is provider and fear of poverty cannot be valid reason for this shameful act. Similarly the gender of child cannot be considered as an accepted argument for this barbaric behaviour .Allah swt has discussed this issue in Quran on different instances.

Some of these instances are as follows:

Indeed lost are they who have killed their children, from folly, without knowledge, and have forbidden that which Allâh has provided for them, inventing a lie against Allâh. They have indeed gone astray and were not guided. (Al-An'am 6:140)

And so to many of the Mushrikûn (polythesists - see V.2:105) their (Allâh's so-called) "partners" have made fair-seeming the killing of their children, in order to lead them to their destruction and cause confusion in their religion(Al-An'am 6:137)

kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them (Al-An'am 6:151)

And when the female (infant) buried alive (as the pagan Arabs used to do) shall be questioned. (At-Takwir 81:8)

All these verses make it clear that a child must not be killed due to :-

1 ) Economic reason 
2 ) Gender bias

Some hadiths make it clear that we are not even allowed to kill bastards and thus we can conclude that we are not allowed to abort illegitimate pregnancies.

The only valid reason for abortion:-

The only situation where abortion is allowed is the one when there is a life risk to pregnant mother and the only option is to choose either pregnancy or mother .In that case life of mother should be preferred because she is an already living in the world and her life should not be sacrificed for the pregnancy who is yet to be born.