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An Islamic analysis on the justification to abortion for non consensual sexual violation

Mohamad Yunus, Mohamad Ismail (2015) An Islamic analysis on the justification to abortion for non consensual sexual violation. Pengaman, Official Magazine Of Royal Malaysia Police, 1 (1/2015). pp. 83-94. ISSN 2232-1330

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In the modern world today, abortion has become a common phenomenon for people who think that it is acceptable to hurt other fellow humans, in order to better their own life condition; or a choice between a child and career; a child and a luxurious life style; child illegitimacy, wrong sex of the child and rape. This phenomenon relates with the tradition of the people during the jahiliyyah period. During this time they practiced killing their daughters due to economic reasons, or convenience. Allah SWT has mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, Surah al-Isra’(17) verse 31 as follows:- “Kill not your children for fear of want: it is We who provide sustenance for them as well as for you; for verily killing them is a great sin.” From the above-mentioned verse the word “awlad” in Arabic mean children. It is used for both born and unborn child. The main reason for abortion is usually due to economic factors, illegitimacy, unprepared gender sex of the child and the result of being rape. In the case of being raped, where a girl becomes pregnant as a consequence of it, there are still various views among the jurists. Thus in relation to this issue there are some questions to be asked in this topic such as what happens to those Muslim women who have been sexually assaulted and become pregnant as a result of rape? Is it permissible for them to abort the fetus or not? Does a fetus have rights like any others?

Item Type: Article (Magazine)
Additional Information: 1688/50513
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 09:28
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 09:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50513

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