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['Aalim Network QR] Abortion - Diyaa (Follow-Up)


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Assalamu 'alaykum

The following 'follow-up' question on Diyaa was answered by Mulla Asgher.

Salaams & Duas
Ummulbanin Merali - Moderator - 'Aalim Network

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FOLLOW-UP QUESTION:

I just read the Diyaa for Abortion, and I am shocked to find out that the
Diyaa for a male fetus is about twice the amount as for the female!  I have heard that girls are a Rahma from Allah; and boys are Nemat.  Is the price 
for Rahma one half of Nemat?


ANSWER:

Both a boy and a girl are Nemat and Rahmat. There is no justification for
calling one Rehmat and excluding it from being Nemat. They are both Grace
from Allah, and at the same time His Gift.

The question of Diyah is proportionate to the law of inheritance, where the
Holy Qur'an says that a male child will inherit twice the amount of a
female. In Islam, as you are aware, the designated earning factor is a male
person, who has to maintain his family, thus making its loss a heavier one.


Asgharali M M Jaffer

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ORIGINAL QUESTION:

Abortion is haram in Islam.  What is the Diyyat to be paid if the husband
and wife knowingly go ahead with the abortion of the foetus without any
valid reason ?


ANSWER:

     If the foetus is upto 40 days old, it is   70 gms. gold
                           80 days old    -     140 gms. gold
                           120 days old   -     210 gms. gold
                           160 days old   -     280 gms gold

Older than that:
if a male child is aborted - 3500 gms. gold
if a female child is aborted - 1750 gms. gold

Plus Istegfar - may Allah forgive us our sins; so that the aborted life may
not seek destitution.


Mulla Asghar




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