A woman having an abortion after her husband has divorced her
Q 1: A woman's marriage did not last long due to many reasons. Later, she became pregnant but she
had an abortion.
What is the Islamic ruling on that? Please enlighten us. May Allah enlighten you!
It is Haram (prohibited) for this woman to have an abortion because her husband (Part No. 21; Page No. 256) divorced her. She must perform Tawbah (repentance to Allah) and regret what she has done. She should not do anything like that again, since she has terminated the pregnancy without any lawful reason. Moreover, if she had the abortion after the soul was breathed into the fetus, she must pay the Diyah (blood money) - a male or a female slave, if asked for it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.