Birth and death of child

Question ID: 19360

As Salaamu Alaikum Mufti Saab

My wife had was expecting and had complications at 27 weeks. The doctors advised that an emergency caesar will have to be performed in order to save her from possible death. The baby was delivered and lived for 3 days and passed away due to respiratory problems. I have two questions to ask:

1. One of the doctors who assisted wants to give us the money he claimed from the medical aid for assisting with the delivery as he is not ok with keeping the money. Is it permissible for us to accept and use this money for our personal use or if not, can it be donated to charity?

2. Must the Aqeeqah for the baby who lived for a few days only, still need to be performed?

Your urgent response is humbly appreciated.


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Asked on February 24, 2016 2:12 pm
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1) You can accept and do what you want with it.
2) Not necessary.

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Answered on March 14, 2016 5:05 pm