Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I have a very complex problem. A 33 year old nmarried lady who has decided to go for artificial insemination. She is 4 months pregnant. She did not discuss her intentions with her family before taking this step. Islamically artificial insemination is not allowed. How should the family approach this situation in the community and also in the family circle?


A: After four months of the pregnancy, the soul is blown in the foetus. Hence, it will not be permissible to abort the foetus and terminate the pregnancy as it will amount to killing a child.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)