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When Does the Soul Enter the Fetus? By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: What grounds do we have to say that life starts at 120 days? The verse of the Qur’an (Surah Mu’minun, 14) seemingly says that life is breathed into the body after the bones are clothed with flesh, but it does not specify how long after. What is stopping us from assuming it’s more than 120 days? Answer: According to the jurists (fuqaha), the soul (ruh) enters the foetus at around 120 days (4 months) from conception. They