Abortion due to rape

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: A girl is raped who then falls pregnant or a girl is deceived through mutah marriage who then falls pregnant. The girls in both scenarios want to abort the baby. In these extreme conditions, is abortion of the baby allowed?


A: They should avoid abortion.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)