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Praying over a miscarried fetus


Asalamualaikum.. i had miscarriage at 17 weeks.. we burried baby in outer boundary of graveyard but not marked or looks like grave just flat surface even no one knows that it's a grave..please tell me can i properly shape the grave without mentioning anything on it jQuery1110008604291737257896_1646552838039 Or can we go there sometime??


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

You stated that you had a miscarriage at almost four months. It is prescribed to wash and shroud the miscarried fetus, offer the funeral prayer over it, and bury it. Kashshaf Al-Qina’ reads: “A miscarried fetus after four months or more may be washed, shrouded, prayed over (funeral prayer), and buried. This was mentioned in the report of Harb and Salih because the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: ‘Funeral prayer should be performed over a miscarried fetus and forgiveness and mercy are supplicated for its parents. [Ahmad and Abu Dawood, An-Nasa’i] [Al-Tirmithi: authentic] This wording was recorded by An-Nasa’i and At-Tirmithi.

There is no problem with visiting graveyards, and it is also permissible to place something on the graves to be recognizable. Scholars stated that it is recommended to raise the grave above the ground to be known, respected, and visited. Mughni Al-Muhtaj reads: “It is recommended to raise the grave a span above the ground to be known so that it would be visited and respected.

The Hanbali scholars Al-Bahooti  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in Kashshaf Al-Qina’: “It is recommended to raise the grave one span above the level of the earth to be recognized and avoided.

Allah knows best.

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