Hitting a person and killing the other in a car crash

Q: Please be advised that while I was driving backwards, I hit another car, which in return hit two people, and one of them died. It was concluded by the Jeddah Traffic Department that I am the person responsible for this accident, and I was obliged to pay 75% of the Diyah (blood money) of the deceased. Please advise whether I have to observe Sawm (fasting) for two consecutive months?

A: If the situation is as you have mentioned, you have to pay Kaffarah (expiation), which is emancipating a believing slave. If you cannot do so, you have to observe Sawm for two consecutive months.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.