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Abortion is dominating headlines as the United States Supreme Court considers a decision that could lead to it being outlawed in many states. While the political debate is framed as being either pro-life or pro-choice, the Islamic perspective is not so simple.
Is abortion halal or haram, and are there any exceptions? What principles do Muslim scholars use to determine their understanding? How should we be thinking about this issue on an individual and political level?
In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sr. Hanaa Hasan about the Islamic perspective on abortion and the article Islam and the Abortion Debate.
01:52 Abortion: Halal or Haram?
21:09 The Decision-Making Process
34:57 Roe v. Wade: The Political Debate
46:59 What Islam Brings to the Conversation
51:08 Advice to a 13-Year-Old
53:29 Rapid Fire
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