Dilation and Curettage
Salaams! How u? I have a friend that is pregnant but her health is not good so the dr says she must have a dnc is it permissible will she get a sin for it?
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:
Abortion is not permissible in Islaam except in certain cases where there is fear of the mother losing her life etc, because it is akin to murder, Allaah says in Surah At-Takweer, Aayah 8-9: “And when the child that was buried alive is asked (on the day of Qiyaamah), for what sin was it killed?” [i]
If the woman in question has been advised by an upright pious Muslim doctor that she has no choice but to have this dilation and curettage abortion due to fear for her life, then it will be permissible for her to have such an abortion and she will not be sinful. But if it’s simply the word of a Kaafir doctor then it cannot be taken as they do not have the same principles as Muslims.
And Allaah knows best.
Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.
Tuesday 8th Dhul Qa`dah 1433 – 25th September 2012.
[i]وَإِذَا الْمَوْءُودَةُ سُئِلَتْ. بِأَيِّ ذَنْبٍ قُتِلَتْ. – سورة التكوير آية ٨ , ٩.