________________________________________________________________________ | w w w |\ | || || | || |\ | o_,_7 _|| . _o_7 _|| 4_|_|| o_w_, |\ | ( : / (_) / ( . |\ | |\ | || || | || |T | | || | |\ | . _, _8 |_D_|| . _,_,_,_D_|| 4_|| q ]_o_7_o _|_c 4_|_|| _|,_p q |\ | (_): / (_): . : / (_S (_S / |\ | |\ | In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the All-Merciful |\ | Greeting of Allah be upon Muhammad and the pure members of his House |\ |_______________________________________________________________________|\ Salamun alaykum, As a reply to the following question on specific guidelines to follow in cases of a miscarriage, please find the ruling of Ayat. Seestani (from 'Islamic Laws') reproduced below. Wasalaam, Mustafa Rawji Moderator, 'Aalim Network _______________________________________________________________________ FOLLOW-UP QUESTION: Salaam Alaikum, Please clarify your answer about this question. Please clear the above question a little further for me. After how many weeks of pregnancy should it be considered that a fetus requires burial? 2?4?6?10?24? These answers are important today for Jaffria Fiqh followers. Does the fetus also required ghusal & Kafan? Again after how many weeks? Thank You! ------------------------ ANSWER: AYAT. SEESTANI'S RULING (From Islamic Laws) 564.* If a foetus of 4 months or more is still-born it is obligatory to give it Ghusl, and even if it has not completed four months, but it has formed features of a human child, it must be given Ghusl, as a precaution. In the event of both of these circumstances being absent, the foetus will be wrapped up in a cloth and buried without Ghusl.