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Burial of a foetus


Nasihah: Glad tidings for those mothers who have endured miscarriages:


Sayyiduna Mu’az (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Indeed, the foetus will pull his/her mother by the umbilical cord to Jannah if she (the mother) has hope in Allah rewarding her for her miscarriage”  (Musnad Ahmed, Hadith #: 22090)


Question and Answer:

Q. A relative of mine had a miscarriage. She was 4 months pregnant and the baby was developed. Baby was removed by a D&C procedure. What is the procedure for the remains of the foetus ? Is it to be buried?


(Query published as received)


A.  The foetus should be wrapped in a clean cloth and buried. There is no Ghusl or Janazah for a foetus or a stillborn. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 159)


And Allah Knows Best





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