human life is sacred in Islam
From conception through to natural death only Allah
(God), the Creator of all, can create life or ordain
that it be taken away. The moment of death has been
fixed in advance by God Almighty.
is forbidden in Islam.
There is not a single statement in the Holy Book
Al Qur'an or in the sayings (ahadith/sunnah) of
the final Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him),
which allows abortion!
On the contrary, there are verses
in the Holy Book Al Qur'an which are clearly against
the killing of any unborn child or child, male or
female, by any means, for any reason and at any
stage of the pregnancy (Chapter 6, verse 151, Chapter
17, verse 31,Chapter 5, verse 31, Chapter 60,verse
12). Muslim women are described in the Al Qur'an
as (amongst other things) those who "do not
kill their children." (Chapter
60, verse 12)
In Islam we are asked to marry, conceive and maintain
pregnancy till its natural end as fixed by GOD,
and to produce many children. Every conception is
legitimate and every pregnancy is desired and wanted.
In Islam there is no such thing as an "unwanted
pregnancy." Every child is regarded as a great
gift from God.
Many verses in Al Qur'an describe beautifully and
scientifically all the different stages of development
and growth of the unborn baby, producing great admiration
for The Creator, the best of Designers! (Chapter
23, verses 12,13,14)
Islam also has stated clearly the rights
of the foetus; the right to life and protection
from any harm, the right to lineage, the right to
support from family, the right to legal status and
Ibn Taymiyah, one of Islam's great
scholars, said: "It is the consensus of all
fuqaha (renowned Muslim scholars) that abortion
Ghazzali, a great scholar of Islam, indicated
that it is a crime to disturb the fertilised egg
of a human being.
The fertilised egg (the foundation of every human
being), which is called NUTFA AMSHAJJ in the Qur'an,
is to be fully protected and respected!. All destructive
embryo research is against the teachings of Islam!
Every fertilised egg contains the genes, the inheritance
from both parents with clear gender either boy or
Imam Malik (a well-known Muslim
scholar) states, abortion is not allowed at any
stage of the pregnancy from conception. Not only
that, but Islamic law prescribes punishment for
anyone performing or assisting in abortion:
Al-Gurrah (blood money) is payable
if the baby is aborted dead. (At current rates this
would be about £1000) Full Diyyah (blood money,
about £20,000) is payable if the baby is aborted
IS STRONGLY PRO-LIFE.
Muslims should work closely with Pro-Life organisations,
Christians and others in order to stop the daily
killing of innocent unborn babies (this is a Muslim
Please join with me in the Society for the Protection
of Unborn Children (SPUC), which campaigns to protect
all lives from conception until natural death. SPUC
Muslims is a division of the Society reaching out
to the Muslim community - please help us peacefully
oppose the culture of death in this country.
A. Majid Katme (MBBCh, DPM)
Muslim Coordinator, SPUC
Pro-life, pro-family Muslim Campaigner (UK/UN)
T: 07944 240 622 E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Majid Katme is available to give talks on Islam
and abortion, Islam and euthanasia, Islam and human
cloning and other issues affecting the sanctity
of human life.