Throwing dung at his wife and causing her to miscarry

Q 2: A man threw a piece of cow dung containing a stone at his pregnant wife causing her a miscarriage. She was pregnant with two embryos in their seventh month (a boy and a girl). The man later died and left behind two daughters.If he had to make a Kaffarah (expiation) in the form of fasting, can it be shared by his two daughters? (Part No. 21; Page No. 332) Does he have to pay Diyah (blood money)? Did he have to make a Kaffarah (expiation) for each baby or did he have to make one Kaffarah for both of them?

A: The man who threw an object at his wife causing her a miscarriage of two babies has to pay a Diyah and make a Kaffarah. The Diyah in this case is two Ghurrahs (a Ghurrah = 5% of blood money of an adult) to be paid to the inheritors from the inheritance before it is distributed to the inheritors. As for the Kaffarah (expiation), it is fasting two successive months for each one of them. It is permissible for the daughters to do this instead of him, each one fasting two months and hence each one of them will offer one of the father's Kaffarah according to the Saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): If anyone dies in a state (that he had to complete) some days of fast, his heir must fast on his behalf. (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.