Leaving the baby hanging from the ceiling in the bassinet and finding it dead upon her return
My wife put our female infant in her portable bed and
attached it to the ceiling of the cottage. We live in a Bedouin village in Tuhama, Qahtan. After she returned, she found the baby on the ground, because the rope with which she hung the portable chair was made of delicate nylon. Despite her tying it with three knots, the baby's constant movement and swaying caused the rope to snap. (Part No. 21; Page No. 430) My wife did not know that the rope had snapped, and the baby's nose was bleeding. Due to this accident, the infant was ill until she died. We do not know whether my wife has to offer Kaffarah (expiation) or not. Kindly, give us your Fatwa in this regard.
She must offer Kaffarah, because of her negligence in using a thin rope. The Kaffarah is freeing a believing bondsman, and if she is unable to do that, she may fast two consecutive months.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.