n Journal for Islamic Studies - In the shade of Allah's mercy : reflections on Islam, embodiment and abortion : reflective essays and poetry

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7062



I am a Muslim woman and I recently chose to have an abortion. I consider my religion to be one of the defining aspects of my life. I am an active member of the community in which I live, particularly in the area of women's education and empowerment. I am a wife and a mother of two little girls, both of whom I am still nursing while pursuing a post-graduate degree in Islamic Studies. My husband and I plan to have more children in the future, God Willing.

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