All human life is sacred in Islam
From conception through to natural death only Allah (God), the Creator of all, can create life or ordain that it be taken away. The moment of death has been fixed in advance by God Almighty.
Abortion is forbidden in Islam.
There is not a single statement in the Holy Book Al Qur'an or in the sayings (ahadith/sunnah) of the final Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), which allows abortion!
On the contrary, there are verses in the Holy Book Al Qur'an which are clearly against the killing of any unborn child or child, male or female, by any means, for any reason and at any stage of the pregnancy (Chapter 6, verse 151, Chapter 17, verse 31,Chapter 5, verse 31, Chapter 60,verse 12). Muslim women are described in the Al Qur'an as (amongst other things) those who "do not kill their children." (Chapter 60, verse 12)
In Islam we are asked to marry, conceive and maintain pregnancy till its natural end as fixed by GOD, and to produce many children. Every conception is legitimate and every pregnancy is desired and wanted. In Islam there is no such thing as an "unwanted pregnancy." Every child is regarded as a great gift from God.
Many verses in Al Qur'an describe beautifully and scientifically all the different stages of development and growth of the unborn baby, producing great admiration for The Creator, the best of Designers! (Chapter 23, verses 12,13,14)
Islam also has stated clearly the rights of the foetus; the right to life and protection from any harm, the right to lineage, the right to support from family, the right to legal status and inheritance.
Ibn Taymiyah, one of Islam's great scholars, said: "It is the consensus of all fuqaha (renowned Muslim scholars) that abortion is prohibited."
Al Ghazzali, a great scholar of Islam, indicated that it is a crime to disturb the fertilised egg of a human being.
The fertilised egg (the foundation of every human being), which is called NUTFA AMSHAJJ in the Qur'an, is to be fully protected and respected!. All destructive embryo research is against the teachings of Islam!
Every fertilised egg contains the genes, the inheritance from both parents with clear gender either boy or girl!
Imam Malik (a well-known Muslim scholar) states, abortion is not allowed at any stage of the pregnancy from conception. Not only that, but Islamic law prescribes punishment for anyone performing or assisting in abortion:
Al-Gurrah (blood money) is payable if the baby is aborted dead. (At current rates this would be about £1000) Full Diyyah (blood money, about £20,000) is payable if the baby is aborted alive.
ISLAM IS STRONGLY PRO-LIFE.
Muslims should work closely with Pro-Life organisations, Christians and others in order to stop the daily killing of innocent unborn babies (this is a Muslim duty)!
Please join with me in the
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), which campaigns to
protect all lives from conception until natural death. SPUC Muslims is a
division of the Society reaching out to the Muslim community - please help us
peacefully oppose the culture of death in this country.