Bequeathing to get her child out of her womb after her death

Q: A woman had a husband and a guardian. During her pregnancy, she experienced severe pains and died along with the unborn child. She had requested from them (the husband and the guardian) that in case of her death, they should cut open her belly and remove the embryo. They carried out her wish and found that it was deformed with a large body and long hair over the shoulders, and then they buried it beside her. This took place five years ago when there was no available transportation to the city where the hospitals were, as they lived atop Talat mountain that is known as Al-Ali bani Malik. Afterwards, they regretted doing this and executing the will of this woman. What should they do in this regard? Advise us, may Allah reward you with the best.

A: These people should not have implemented this woman's will even if she requested it. It is an illegal will as it involves maiming; thus, they must (Part No. 16; Page No. 326) repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness for what they have done. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.