Islamic Beliefs+Views

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    • Medical Ethics
      • Abortion
        • some believe it is haram (forbidden)
          • They believe this because the qur'an said “Whosoever has spared the life of a soul, it is as though he has spared the life of all people. Whosoever has killed a soul, it is as though he has murdered all of mankind.”Qur’an 5:32
        • some believe abortion is wrong but permitted in certain circumstances such as;
          • if the mother or child's health is at risk
            • This is because the Qur’an bans murder, but the Shari’ah has said that the mother comes first when there is a conflict between the life of the mother and the life of the foetus. It says that the death of an unborn child will cause less suffering than the death of a mother.
          • if the family cannot financially support the child
          • if the child is likely to be handicapped
          • also (in some cases) if the mother is a victim of rape
        • if abortion is going to take place it must be within the 120 days of the pregnancy. this is because the fietus is not cast as human until 120 days into the pregnancy
    • Divorce
      • there are three types of divorce in islam
        • 'Talaq' this is when the man initiates the divorce
          • in a Talaq divorce the man pronounces 'i divorce you' three times to his wife. But it is believed that there is a waiting period between each one. also if the couple have sex during the waiting period they are deemed to be reconciled and the divorce is void
        • 'li'an' is when a man accuses the woman of adultery without witnesses
          • in a 'li'an' divorce the man has to swear four times that he is telling the truth followed by a fifth oath in which he invokes the wraith of god upon himself if he is lying. the woman then responds with four oaths of her own, the fifth with her calling for the wraith of god on herself if husband is telling the truth.
        • 'khula' is when the woman initiates the divorce
          • in a khula divorce a woman may petition qadi or an Islamic community to grant her divorce if her husband refuses. the waiting period for when a woman seeks a divorce is one menstrual cycle to make sure that she is not pregnant. if she is pregnant she has to wait until the birth until she can resume the divorce
      • depending on the length of marriage.whether kids are involved or not, intercourse or not. The husband may be required to provide a monthly sum for the kids ensuring their well-being
    • Remarriage
      • islam disallows a couple remarriage after three divorces


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