Aborting the child before 120 days

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible in Islam to abort the fetus before 120 days or 90 days?


A: Aborting the child before 120 days is a grave sin and not permissible except in the case where there is a valid shar’ee reason. Aborting the child after 120 days is not permissible in any situation.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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