22 April 2021   9. Ramadhan 1442

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A woman miscarries after 5 months of pregnancy!

Q: a) A woman miscarries after 5 months of pregnancy. The limbs of the foetus were formed at the time. What is the procedure regarding giving the foetus ghusal and performing Janaazah Salaah?

b) Kindly explain the ruling of any bleeding experienced by the woman in the above-mentioned situation.

A: a) If the limbs of the foetus are formed (hands, legs, fingers, nails, mouth, nose, hair etc.) though the entire body has not been formed at the time of the miscarriage, then, the child will be named, washed wrapped in a cloth and buried without any Janaazah Salaah. (Al Fataawa Al Hindiyyah 1/59, Hashiayatut Tahtaawi ala Maraaqil Falaah pg. 598)

b) When a woman miscarries and the limbs like the hands, legs, fingers, nails, nose, hair, mouth have been formed then, whatever bleeding is experienced by the woman thereafter is considered to be Nifaas (post-natal bleeding). (Ad Durrul Mukhtar 1/302, Al Fataawa Al Hindiyyah 1/37)

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Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti) and M D Mangera (Mufti)
Fatwa Dept.

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