Q: I need to find out if it’s permissible to terminate a fetus due to down syndrome, turner syndrome and certain sex chromosome abnormalities. So the child will be mentally and physically challenged. I am 10 weeks now and I have heard that it is permissible to terminate a fetus upto 120 days. My husband is feeling difficult to terminate the fetus as he feels that Allah has given us this situation. Please advise.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.