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Disposing of the placenta (afterbirth)

Q: Is it fardh to bury the placenta (afterbirth)? Or can one just dispose of it in any other way?


A: One should bury it.

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

فإذا قلم أظفاره أو جز شعره ينبغي أن يدفن ذلك الظفر والشعر المجزوز فإن رمى به فلا بأس وإن ألقاه في الكنيف أو في المغتسل يكره ذلك لأن ذلك يورث داء كذا في فتاوى قاضيخان (الفتاوى الهندية 5/358)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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