Q: A child was born and died. the father on the way to the hospital. regarding the inheritance since both are dead, I heard in a speech on the importance of requesting rightly. how to best distribute ? (text)
A: If the child made a sound, took a breath, sneezed or made some clear motion of life, then such a child would be considered alive. Should this be the case, the following would need to be noted:
- Had the father died prior to the birth of this child, then naturally the child would not inherit.
- Had the father died after the child’s birth, the child would inherit. Since the child died after the father, the child’s inherited portion would now be distributed as per religion.
Allah certainly Knows Best.
(Note: see sharah of miskaat on details of this)