Leaving the child by the fire

Q: While I was busy in the kitchen, my eleven-month daughter was with her eight-year old sister sitting by the fire and I was six meters away from them. Unfortunately, the baby fell into the fire. She then was taken to the hospital where she breathed her last after 11 days. Some people said I have to fast as a Kaffarah (expiation) for her death. Others said I do not have to. Please, advise. May Allah reward you with the best!

A: You have to offer a Kaffarah for accidental killing; because you were negligent in leaving the baby so close to the fire. A Kaffarah is to set free a Muslim slave. If you do not find slaves, you have to fast two successive months.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.