Unknowingly removing a fetus

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Q: A few years ago a woman had problems with her menstruation and had alot of pain. She was 2 weeks overdue with her periods. She went to a gynecologist and he gave her some medication for the pain. She took it not knowing that the medication removed a lump of blood. It was the size of her hand. She did not know at that time but she now thinks it could be a featus. She does not know what to do. Because it was flushed down the toilet. Feeling very sad. What is her position regarding the fetus. 


A: Make taubah and istighfaar. May Allah Ta`ala forgive you.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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