If the fetus was miscarried after it was four months old
A woman miscarried while she was in her fourth or (Part No. 7; Page No. 238) fifth month of pregnancy, but she did not bury her fetus.
What is the ruling on this regard?
If the fetus was miscarried after it was four months old or higher, it should be washed and shrouded, and the Janazah (Funeral) Prayer should be offered over it. It should also be buried because it was a living being at this period like any other creature according to the Hadith of
Al-Mughirah ibn Shu`bah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
Janazah Prayer should be offered over a miscarried fetus.
Abu Dawud and
Al-Tirmidhy). Negligence in carrying this out is a great sin which requires performance of Tawbah (repentance to Allah).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.