The mother dying and the father causing the baby's death being unable to take care of it

Q: My wife died leaving behind a two-month old baby. (Part No. 21; Page No. 350) I spared no effort in looking after him. I bought baby-milk from the market to feed the baby, but he did not accept it. The baby then suffered a disease causing his belly to swell. Two or three days later, he died. Am I sinful for this?

A: If the reality is as you have mentioned, it is safer to free a slave, as you did not consult the doctor concerning the milk that suits the baby. If you are unable to do so, you are to fast for two consecutive months.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.