Terminating a pregnancy

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have two kids aged 3 and 8 months. I suspect my wife is pregnant again. She is still breast feeding our 8 month old baby and we are not prepared for a 3rd baby yet. Is it valid to terminate the pregnancy? 


A: There is no apparent reason for you to terminate the pregnancy.

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


Answered by:

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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