Burying more than one deceased

(Part No. 8; Page No. 436)  Fatwa no. 9235 Praise be to Allah Alone and may peace and blessings be upon the seal of the Prophets. To continue:The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta has read the inquiry 1853 registered at the Department of Scholarly Research on 20/6/1405 AH and submitted by `Abdul-Rahman ibn Muhammad Al-`Atiq, member of Da`wah (Islamic call) in the district of Zulfa to His Eminence general chairman of the committee. The question reads: Is it permissible to bury several dead embryos in one grave?

After the committee studied the question, the answer came as follows: The basic principle in this regard is that every dead person, whether old or young, has to be buried in a separate grave. This ruling holds true for the dead embryo which has developed into a recognizable human form. Embryos that have not developed in such recognizable human forms may be buried together in one grave.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.