By Ijaz Chaudry

Surrogacy Vs Adoption:

Today, God willing we will compare Surrogacy with Adoption and propose what is correct in Islam accordingly by Quran.

First we need to describe surrogacy.  There are two types of surrogacies, “traditional” and “gestational.”  Traditional surrogacy is done via artificial insemination, with the surrogate using her egg and another man’s sperm. Gestational surrogacy is done via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), where fertilized eggs from another woman are implanted into the surrogate’s uterus.  So the question is where do we stand regarding this issue in Islam?  Is either type allowed in Islam? The following verse confirms that we are not allowed to have sexual relationship with other than our spouses or legal partner’s .i.e. as in civil marriages.  And the biggest part of any sexual relationship would be the interchange of sperm and egg.  Since both types of surrogacies contain interchange of sperm and egg from other than husband and wife hence the surrogacy is not allowed. 

[23:6] Only with their spouses, or those who are rightfully theirs, do they have sexual relations; they are not to be blamed.

Adoption a valid alternative to Surrogacy in Islam;

So what is an alternative if for example you are pregnant but cannot afford to keep the child because of some reason financial or otherwise?  Quran comes up with a beautiful solution give your child for adoption.  Whilst adopting the child the Quran advises us to give the baby his/her original parents name so that there is no chance that he/she marries his/her sister or brother in the future. Indeed this aspect is lost with Surrogacy where woman could be carrying a child for more than one parent and there is likelihood that half-brother/half-sister could marry each other. 

So where in the Quran do we find evidence that this type of adoption is allowed in the Quran…  For this situation let us look at another aspect the way Quran explains issues.

The usage of Allegory in the Quran to explain;

There are many verses in the Quran which have allegorical meaning and the following is one of these verses;

[17:31]  You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty. We provide for them, as well as for you. Killing them is a gross offense.

So how do we know that this verse also have allegorically meaning as well as what it says.  Solution is to use the Mathematical Miracle of 19 and another verse from the Quran;

[2:26] GOD does not shy away from citing any kind of allegory, from the tiny mosquito and greater. As for those who believe, they know that it is the truth from their Lord. As for those who disbelieve, they say, "What did GOD mean by such an allegory?" He misleads many thereby, and guides many thereby. But He never misleads thereby except the wicked,

(2:26) above is addressing allegorical nature of some of the verses in the Quran.  When we add (17:31) with (2:26) both chapter and verses we get complete multiple of 19; 2 + 26 + 17 + 31 = 76 = 19 x 4

This code confirms that indeed (17:31) is one of those verses which could also have allegorical meaning.

This code confirms to be within the criteria of valid code as follows;

When the code is derived from adding entities it is an application, indeed (2:26) applies to (17:31).  Position 4 describes “Act of righteousness”, indeed the context of (17:31) is describing a righteous deed.  The Level is 2 which also describes “Related to righteousness” thus the whole code is to do with what is right.

Indeed so what would be the allegorical meaning in (17:31);

[17:31] You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty. We provide for them, as well as for you. Killing them is a gross offense.

The key word above is highlighted in (17:31).  This word could mean two things one is “your” as in husband and wife a single couple or it could also mean “your” as in people and many couples in general.  This verse means both these definitions.  The first instance is obvious and the second instance comes clear from the following code and the fact that this verse also has an allegorical meaning as proven earlier.

The Geometric Value of Al-Naas (people) = 142 = alif = 1 + Laam = 30 + noon = 50 + alif = 1 + Seen = 60.

When we add this geometric value with the chapter 17 and verse 31 we get complete multiple of 19.  142 + 17 + 31 = 190 = 19 x 10.  This confirms that the allegorical meaning of, “your” include people at large and this is not only specific to individual husband and wife.

This code confirms to be within the criteria of valid code as follows;

When the code is addition of entities (parts) then it means it is an application thus “your” in (17:31) applies to all people.  There is Position (0) 190 / 190 = 1.0 which is wild card which means it applies to both scenario’s where “your” means individuals parents and also parents as in general.  The Level is 2 which is “Related to righteousness” indeed not aborting a baby is related to righteousness and adopting the child is righteous.


Is adoption, of unborn babies or abortion fact or fiction?

Thus if other couples are also included in the verse (17:31) than it implies that the unborn babies could be adopted before they are born by other parents who could not have babies for some reason.   But wait a minute (17:31) may not be talking about abortion or unborn child, how can we find out if it is?

To do this we need a verse in the Quran which has a word abort mentioned it. Because “kill” is a verb and abort is also a verb, thus in both (17:31) and (22:1-2) similar action is performed under different circumstances. These verses are (22:1-2).  Since (17:31) has allegorical meaning to it.  Kill” could also be represented as abortion in this verse.  Indeed when we concatenate (17:31) and (22:3) together we get complete multiple of 19.

[22:1-2]  O people, you shall reverence your Lord, for the quaking of the Hour is something horrendous.  The day you witness it, even a nursing mother will discard her infant, and a pregnant woman will abort her foetus. You will see the people staggering, as if they are intoxicated, even though they are not intoxicated. This is because GOD's retribution is so awesome.

(22:1-2) or 1 + 2 = 3 which is 22 3

17 31 22 3 = 91117 x 19.

This code confirms the fact that the word “kill” in (17:31) also means abort.

This code confirms to be within the criteria of valid code as follows;

The Position is 7 which describes “Disbelievers” indeed those who abort babies are disbelievers both in the context of (17:31) and (22:1-2).  The Level is 5 which is “Detailing information” indeed we are expanding on the information retrieved from (17:31) which just says “kill” and give it wider meaning of “abort”.

The phenomenon of abortion exists extensively in third world countries due to poverty, however even in the West there is abortion happening for one reason or another, but this method of adoption would be the best solution in these instances.