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Doctor prescribing the morning after pill

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Q: As a Muslim doctor working in the emergency department, I come across women frequently requesting the morning after pill. I refuse to prescribe the morning after pill on religious and moral grounds. In that case, another doctor prescribes it. The morning after pill prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. It has the potential to become a human. Is it okay to prescribe it if it is based on need, weakness or illness?


A: It is permissible in this case.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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