The person who caused the accident is still young

Fatwa no. 13631 Praise be to Allah, Alone and peace and blessings be upon the Last Prophet.The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has reviewed the query referred to the President of the Committee from S.M. Via the judge of the district Khaybar Al-Janub. The query no. (4569), dated 17/8/1410 A.H. was referred to the Committee by the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars. (Part No. 21; Page No. 335) The query stated in the proceedings is as follows:All Praise is due to Allah Alone. S.M. Came to me and said: My minor son M.S. Was driving a car when he caused an accident causing the death of his brother and cousin He asks whether the son has to expiate for the deaths through fasting or not. It is noteworthy that freeing a slave is not affordable.

Having discussed the query, the committee replied as follows: Puberty for boys is indicated by three signs: Reaching the age of fifteen, pubic hair development, and the emission of semen. If the boy, at the time of the accident, had none of the signs of puberty mentioned above, no Kaffarah (expiation) is required.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.