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Termination Of Pregnancy

My question is if we get to know during the fifth month of pregnancy that the baby is abnormal and the condition is serious can we terminate the foetus? What does Islam says about abortion? Kindly respond to my question as soon as possible because it is a burning issue in our home.

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Islam clearly and unequivocally declares that taking life of a human being is a grave sin. We cannot, therefore, take a life God plans to live. God puts all of us in test and trial in this life. We are not supposed to act more wisely and pose to be more merciful. A foetus aging five months is almost a complete human being and cannot be terminated.



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Listening To The Holy Qur’an

I have heard that reading the Qur’an is optional while listening to it is obligatory. Is this true? Moreover if a person is sleeping and another person starts reading the Qur’an there with a loud voice such that the sleeping person gets disturbed, then what should the sleeping person do because ignoring the Qur’an is not good. Is it proper to read the Qur’an in such a way that it disturbs others? Please clarify.

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The Islamic Shari‘ah has not classified listening and reading the Qur’an as two acts entailing two different obligations. It has never held that reading it is optional and listing to it is obligatory. Rather consulting the Qur’an for attaining guidance is necessary in all circumstances no matter how we do this. The Holy Qur’an is the word of God and is the last and final revelation sent down for the guidance of mankind regarding religious…

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