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Abortion in Islam is a crime after the first 120 days - in Islam!

The sections of this article are:

1-  Abortion in the Noble Quran.
2-  Allah Almighty "breathes" from His Spirit into the foetus.

     -  The Hadiths claim that after the first 120 days of the Foetus formation, Allah Almighty blows from His Spirit into it.
     -  Scientific Discoveries that confirm the Hadith.

3-  Warning from doing abortion to all women in the Noble Quran.
4-  Conclusion.

 

 

 

1-   Abortion in the Noble Quran:

Let us look at what Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran:

"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.  (The Noble Quran, 17:31)"

"Say: "Come, I will rehearse what God hath (really) prohibited you from": Join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- We provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds. Whether open or secret; take not life, which God hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 6:151)"

"O Prophet! When believing women come to thee to take the oath of fealty to thee, that they will not associate in worship any other thing whatever with God, that they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery (or fornication), that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood, and that they will not disobey thee in any just matter,- then do thou receive their fealty, and pray to God for the forgiveness (of their sins): for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  (The Noble Quran, 60:12)"

Before these Noble Verses were revealed, the pagan Arabs (before Islam) used to literally bury their daughters at the age of 4 or less alive in the desert, because (1) Daughters' birth brought shame to the family, and the mother had "defied" the husband's demand to bear him a son; or (2) The family was so poor, the parents would fear that someday they would have to sell their children as slaves to others.

While abortion clinics did not exist 1500 years ago, but people as it is apparent today, were able to cause a woman to miscarry her child by either striking her in the tummy, causing her to have lots of fear, or mess with the vagina until the child is pulled out.

While the Noble Verses above are talking about all children in general, and Noble Verse 17:31 says that it is a great sin, we have to further investigate what the word "children" here includes.  Does it include only the newly born children, or does it also include the foetus?

To answer this, let us take a look at embryology in the Noble Quran:

"He created you (all) from a single person: then created, of like nature, his mate; and he sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs: He makes you, in the wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness. such is God, your Lord and Cherisher: to Him belongs (all) dominion. There is no god but He: then how are ye turned away (from your true Centre)?  (The Noble Quran, 39:6)"

"Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay);  (The Noble Quran, 23:12)"

"Then We placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed;  (The Noble Quran, 23:13)"

"Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be God, the best to create!  (The Noble Quran, 23:14)"

"Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (in lowly form)?  (The Noble Quran, 75:37)"

"Then did he become a leech-like clot; then did (God) make and fashion (him) in due proportion.  (The Noble Quran, 75:38)"

"And of him He made two sexes, male and female.   (The Noble Quran, 75:39)"

"Him Who created thee. Fashioned thee in due proportion, and gave thee a just bias;  (The Noble Quran, 82:7)"

"In whatever Form He wills, does He put thee together.  (The Noble Quran, 82:8)"

"O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (our power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much), and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs).  (The Noble Quran, 22:5)"

"Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.  (The Noble Quran, 76:2)"

Notice in all of the above Noble Verses, Allah Almighty talks about how He Himself takes control of our creation from the time of intercourse till the time of birth.   Notice how He takes full control and responsibility over everything!  If a child is born deformed, then it is becasue He, the Almighty, Willed it while the child was still a foetus.  If the child is born as a male or female, then it is because Allah Almighty Willed it.  Therefore, since Allah Almighty clearly considered it as a "great sin" for killing our "children" in Noble Verse 17:31 and He clearly took the full ownership and responsibility of our creation from A to Z, then for those who fear Allah Almighty and believe that His Punishment and Wrath are real, then they shouldn't resort to committing the sinful crime of abortion.

Please visit: The Noble Quran on Human Embryonic Development.

Embryology in the Noble Quran.

 

 

2-  Allah Almighty "breathes" from His Spirit into the foetus:

Let us look at what Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran:

"But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give!  (The Noble Quran, 32:9)"

"When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My Spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him.  (The Noble Quran, 15:29)"

When a foetus is created/formed right after the intercourse, and begins to get fashioned by showing signs of a beginning of a human body, Allah Almighty breathes from His Spirit into it.  This means that our spirits/souls/selves (call it as you wish) are not initially created from the time we're born (come out of our mothers), but rather from the time we were initially formed in our mothers' wombs (in short time after the intercourse).  This clearly means that the foetus has the same human value in the Sight of Allah Almighty as any born child, because His Spirit was already breathed into the foetus.

Has Allah Almighty not valued the foetus as a human, He would not have breathed His Spirit into it.  He could've simply breathed It right after the child is born, or as he/she is coming right out of their mothers.

 

The Hadiths claim that after the first 120 days of the Foetus formation, Allah Almighty blows from His Spirit into it:

Narrated Abdullah:  Allah's Apostle, the true and truly inspired said, "(as regards your creation), every one of you is collected in the womb of his mother for the first forty days, and then he becomes a clot for an other forty days, and then a piece of flesh for an other forty days. Then Allah sends an angel to write four words: He writes his deeds, time of his death, means of his livelihood, and whether he will be wretched or blessed (in religion). Then the soul is breathed into his body. So a man may do deeds characteristic of the people of the (Hell) Fire, so much so that there is only the distance of a cubit between him and it, and then what has been written (by the angel) surpasses, and so he starts doing deeds characteristic of the people of Paradise and enters Paradise. Similarly, a person may do deeds characteristic of the people of Paradise, so much so that there is only the distance of a cubit between him and it, and then what has been written (by the angel) surpasses, and he starts doing deeds of the people of the (Hell) Fire and enters the (Hell) Fire." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 549)"

Narrated 'Abdullah:  "Allah's Apostle, the truthful and truly-inspired, said, "Each one of you collected in the womb of his mother for forty days, and then turns into a clot for an equal period (of forty days) and turns into a piece of flesh for a similar period (of forty days) and then Allah sends an angel and orders him to write four things, i.e., his provision, his age, and whether he will be of the wretched or the blessed (in the Hereafter). THEN the soul is breathed into him. And by Allah, a person among you (or a man) may do deeds of the people of the Fire till there is only a cubit or an arm-breadth distance between him and the Fire, but then that writing (which Allah has ordered the angel to write) precedes, and he does the deeds of the people of Paradise and enters it; and a man may do the deeds of the people of Paradise till there is only a cubit or two between him and Paradise, and then that writing precedes and he does the deeds of the people of the Fire and enters it."  (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 77, Number 593)"

Whether the foetus is considered a living-human before or after GOD Almighty Breathes from His Spirit into it is controversial belief as further shown in the PRO and ANTI abortion links that I provided below.  But one thing is certain, that after the 120 days (4 months), there is no dispute among most Muslims and the scholars that abortion is forbidden in Islam!

 

Scientific Discoveries that confirm the Hadith:

Please visit: The fetus is determined to be alive after 120 days, as the Prophet of Islam Said.

 

 

3-  Warning from doing abortion to all women in the Noble Quran:

"O Prophet! When believing women come to thee to take the oath of fealty to thee, that they will not associate in worship any other thing whatever with God, that they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery (or fornication), that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood, and that they will not disobey thee in any just matter,- then do thou receive their fealty, and pray to God for the forgiveness (of their sins): for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  (The Noble Quran, 60:12)"

It was part of the Arab men's customs to bury their daughters at the age of 4.  The women used to not take part of this evil act.  It is hard to imagine that a mother would willfully bury her daughter alive in the desert at the age of 4.   Therefore, Noble Verse 60:12 seems to clearly and directly prohibit the women who embrace Islam from doing abortion (willfully causing miscarriage to themselves).   This perfectly fits Allah Almighty's Command, "that they will not kill their children".  And as specified in the Hadiths, and seems to be further confirmed by Science, abortion is absolutely prohibited after the first 120 days of pregnancy.

Also, notice that this Command came right after the prohibition of committing adultery and fornication.  The word "zina" in Arabic means both fornication and adultery.  There are no two separate words for zina as there is in English (fornication and adultery).  Zina includes both.   Notice how Allah Almighty perfectly warned women who get pregnant accidentally to not commit the sin of abortion.

And as always, Allah Almighty Knows Best.

 

4-  Conclusion:

Abortion is a crime and a murder if done after the first 120 days of pregnancy.  As we saw above, a foetus is a human, because it has Allah Almighty's Spirit in it.  Allah Almighty had promised a Great punishment for murderers, including those who commit murders against unborn children.   This is Islam, and these are the Laws of Allah Almighty.  For those "pro-choice" Westerners and their followers from the some modern "liberal" Muslims, I tell them this:  This is Islam, and it is not the Religion that gets compromised by its True followers.

For Muslim fathers:  The fear of paying child support or not having the chance to see your unborn child because your X might move out of State are not valid reasons to commit the murder.

For Muslim mothers:  Your body is not yours.  It is Allah Almighty's.  You were created here on earth for a purpose and to be ultimately tried, as every human being created by Allah Almighty will be tried:

"Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. to Us must ye return.  (The Noble Quran, 21:35)"

"O ye who believe! God doth but make a trial of you in a little matter of game well within reach of game well within reach of your hands and your lances, that He may test who feareth him unseen: any who transgress thereafter, will have a grievous penalty.  (The Noble Quran, 5:94)"

"Your riches and your children may be but a trial: but in the Presence of God, is the highest, Reward.  (The Noble Quran, 64:15)"

Believing in this "pro-choice" nonsense about "your body is yours" will only lead you to the Ultimate Destruction of Hell.

May Allah Almighty bless all of those who strive on staying in Allah Almighty's Right Path, and may He, the Almighty, continue to Guide us all to Islam.  Ameen.

 

 

 

 

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