Doctor prescribing the morning after pill

Q: As a Muslim doctor working in the emergency department, I frequently come across women requesting the morning after pill. I refuse to prescribe the morning after pill on religious and moral grounds. In that case, another doctor prescribes it. The morning after pill prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. It has the potential to become a human. Is it okay to prescribe it if it is based on need, weakness or illness?

A: It is permissible in these cases.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)