Q: My wife is two weeks pregnant and Alhumdulillah we already have 3 kids. We live in Canada and here the situation is very different. She is only one who takes care of the kids and home and she also does a job. We are very confused because our younger daughter is nine months old and the middle boy is 2 years old and the elder is 4 years old. Now my wife feels that she is not strong and we didn’t even think to have another baby yet. Because we already have so much responsibilities and she said she cannot handle it right now. So is it possible that she abort it because the soul is not there now just a fluid is there. We are very scared because we cannot and don’t want to make Allah angry with us.
A: It is no sin of the child. Why should he be murdered. How will you face Allah if He were to ask you that why did you kill an innocent soul.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)