Burial of 5-month foetus

Burial of 5-month foetus

Burial of 5-month foetus


Is it necessary to bury a 5-month foetus in the graveyard or can the garden be used?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


From an Islamic perspective, the foetus can be buried in the garden or in somebody’s grave, there is no need to purchase a grave for a foetus separately. One must however comply with any local regulations in this regard.

قال التمرتاشي في تنوير الأبصار: وأدرج في خرقة ودفن ولم يصل عليه، كذا في الدر المختار (٢/٢٢٨)۔

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

14 Jumādā al-Thāniyah 1443 / 17 January 2022

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir