Involuntarily killing a pregnant woman and the fetus

Q: I would like to tell Your Eminence that I shot a pregnant woman by mistake. (Part No. 21; Page No. 316)  I hope that your Eminence would guide me concerning the Sawm (fast) I should observe and what should I do.

A 1: If the case is as you have mentioned and the woman died with her fetus in the womb, you are obliged to pay one Kaffarah (expiation). This is freeing a believing slave, and if you did not find one, you should fast for two successive months.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions.