Surrogate Motherhood
Social Issues
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

What is your view on surrogate motherhood? The case I am talking about is one in which the fertilized egg is injected into the surrogate mother because the real mother is too sick to endure pregnancy.


Islam does not recognize surrogate motherhood because it challenges its concept of parenthood and thereby disrupts the bond of family relationship between a mother and her child. The ovum and the sperm whether fertilized in the embryo or outside must be nourished inside the mother’s belly or outside it for a while, as may be the case sometimes.

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