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Resolution  No.(204) (14/2014), by The Board of Iftaa', Researches and Islamic Studies:

"Ruling on Aborting the Pregnancy Resulting from Rape"

Date: (16/Zolqhidah/1435  A.H); (11/9/2014  A.D)



All perfect praise be to Allah. May His blessings and peace be upon Prophet Mohammad and upon his family and companions:

The Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies reviewed, in its eleventh session held on Thursday: (16/Zolqhidah/1435  A.H); (11/9/2014  A.D), the questions sent by some citizens regarding: the ruling on aborting the fetus conceived from incest .

After careful study and deliberation, the Board decided:

Rape is one of the most heinous crimes that involves aggression against man`s dignity and inflicts harm on his soul; therefore, the Muslim scholars have considered it from the “Harabah” (banditry) which makes mischief through the land and violates the honor of human beings, so rapists shall receive the punishment as promised by Allah, The Almighty (What means): “That is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.” {Al-Maidah/33}.

As the pregnancy resulting from this heinous crime leads to multiplying its harm, inciting trials and enmity amongst the members of society, the Board deems guiding the victim to visit the Iftaa` Department so as to understand  the accompanying circumstances of the case and those of the pregnancy as well as that which affects the Sharia ruling in this regard. This is in order for the Board to review each case independently and issue a ruling in line with that which achieves benefit and wards off harm since necessity is assessed and answered proportionately. We beseech Allah to avert us such trials. And Allah Knows Best.


Head of the Iftaa` Board, The Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Grace Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh.

Vice Head of the Iftaa`Board, Prof. Ahmad Helayel

Prof. Abduln`nassir Abu Al Bass`al/ Member

His Eminence, Sheikh Sa`ied Hijjawi/ Member

Pro. Mohammad Al-Qhodat/ Member

Dr. Yahia Al-Botoosh/ Member

Dr. Wasif Al-Bakhri

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Khair Al-Essa/ Member

Dr. Hayel Abdulhafeez/ Member

Dr.Mohammad Al-Zou`bi/ Member


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