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Abortion in 5th month of pregnancy

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_ Can the pregnancy be terminated (aborted) if it is known by ultra-sound & other tests that the baby, in 5th month of pregnancy, has serious brain and other organs abnormalities, with very remote chance of survival? The doctors are pushing to get the pregnancy terminated. Please advise as per islamic ruling. Jazakallahu Khairan.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

_ It is not permissible to abort the fetus in the fifth month of pregnancy, as the fetus has a soul and is alive at that stage.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

This answer was collected from Fatwa.org.au, which is connected to Darul Ifta Australia, based in Melbourne, Australia.
It is operated by Mufti Faizal Riza, a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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