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Thinking of divorce and got pregnant and want to abort

Q:

Hey hope you are doing well .. i just read your reply on islamic point of view on unplanned pregnancy termination. I have a similar situation but a bit different.
Me and my husband are not in good terms. He has treated me very badly from past 8 months that i have decided not to be with him anymore. But then one day i didn’t want to be close to him and said we don’t have precaution but still he continued and after that i had a contraceptive pill but i guess it didn’t work. Let me tell u. He didn’t come near me in past 3 months . Even i went to him once but felt like i did a mistake felt rejected.
Inshort i am deciding whether to live with him or not. I am unable to live with him.he treated me badly .said bad and abused my parents. He is not in talking terms with them or either of me. He rejected me many times. He breaks things infront if me in anger . I am scared of him. I am scared of talking to him.i want to+ only for my 2 kids) but i am unable to live with him.And yesterday i took a pregnancy test it came out to be positive. I think i will be 3 weeks. I have 2 boys already and after separation i am thinking of how to take care of them both. Now how can i bear 3 child?
I want to know in the light if islam . Can i abort this child? Its just 21 days. I am not mentally or emotionally ready for this and to bear a child of that person with whom you don’t want to live or maybe i decide to live with him but this baby i don’t want it.
Please guide me through it. My marriage is in the verge of end and this pregnancy. I don’t want it.please guide me in the light of islam.

A:
 Salaamun alaykum
Thank you for your question

2Question: Is a mother allowed to abort the feotus, if she does not want it while the soul has not yet entered it and there is no serious danger to the mother’s life?

Answer: She is not allowed to do that, except if the continuation of the pregnancy would considerably harm her health or put her in an unbearable difficulty, then it is permissible before the soul enters the feoutus (i.e. the fourth month).
I am sure you are currently very distressed because of your situation and that is normal but that does not give you the authorisation  to abort your  child who is a gift from Allah (swt).  We normally find it impolite not to accept someone’s gift, so how can we reject the Almighty’s gift?  And we should also remind ourselves that they are many people who are deprived of this gift. So we should value this blessing.  
And I know bringing up children as a single parent is extremely difficult, but when you believe that Allah (swt) is always watching over us and never leaves His servants alone, you will never feel lonely and will never lose hope even in the most difficult times.
قَالُوا رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
they said, ‘Our Lord, pour patience upon us, make our feet steady, and assist us against the faithless lot.’(sura baqarah:250)
Regards
Zahra Davdani.