Sun 4 Saf 1435 - 8 December 2013
She gave her child
double the dosage prescribed hoping to hasten his recovery, and the child died
A woman was told by the doctor to give
her child an injection once every two days, but because of her love for him and her desire
to hasten his recovery, she gave the dosage every day, and her child died. What is the
ruling in this case?
Praise be to Allaah.
This woman has to pay the diyah (blood money), because
she was of sound mind. The kafaarah (expiation) is to free a slave, but if this is not
possible then she has to fast two consecutive months. Mothers have to be very careful in
such cases, and they have to follow the doctor’s instructions.
And Allaah knows best.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid