Female Infanticide

Posted on 03/31/2012 by marina

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FEMALE INFANTICIDE, which existed amongst the ancient Arabians, was condemned by Muhammada, Vide Qur’an:-
Surah xvi 60: “For when the birth of a daughter is announced to any one of them, dark shadows settle on his face, and he is sad. He hideth himself from the people because of the bad news; shall he keep it with disgrace or bury it in the dust? Are not their judgements wrong.”
Surah xvii 33: “Kill not your children for fear of want; for them and for you will We (God) provide.”
Surah lxxxi 8: “…And when the damsel that had been buried alive shall be asked (at the Day of Judgement) for want crime she was put to death.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam