Miscarriage after taking a traditional medicine for a sickness she had
Q: I am a fifty-year-old woman. Thirty years ago and during the ninth month of my second pregnancy, I suffered from a severe cough. My neighbor told me to put some pepper with tea and take them to get rid of this cough. I used this prescription to recover, given that we live in the desert where there are no physicians to give me the right prescription.
Unfortunately, I got severe colic that resulted in aborting the embryo.
I hope your Eminence could give me a written answer to my question as soon as possible; is there a Kaffarah (expiation) due on me? May Allah protect and guide you!
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You should offer Kaffarah for involuntary manslaughter, for the embryo apparently was aborted due to your use of pepper. The Kaffarah is freeing a believing slave, if you do not find, you should fast for two consecutive months. We ask Allah to help you and grant you success and to make your child an intercessor for you.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.