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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

He had an argument with his wife and hit her head against the wall and she died


Hhusband and wife were quarrelling because of the second wife. in anger during the fight he held her head and hit it on the wall. she went into coma and never recoved until she died. Is he doomed, or will he be saved by intention.

Praise be to Allaah.

What the husband did,
holding his wife’s head and hitting it against the wall, is an evil act and
is not permissible, because Allaah has not permitted striking the wife in
this manner. Rather there is a concession allowing hitting her to discipline
her, after exhorting her and forsaking her in bed, on the basis that it
should not be a painful blow, and should not leave a mark or break a bone,
and it should not be done with motives of revenge or to express one’s anger.


What the husband has done
comes under the heading of quasi-intentional killing, which the majority of
scholars defined as intending to strike a person with something that does
not usually kill, such as a whip or small stick. 

Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah
have mercy on him) said in al-Mughni (6/118): Quasi-intentional is
one of the categories of killing. What it means is that he intended to hit
him with something that does not usually kill, either with the intention of
aggression against him or with the aim of disciplining him, but he went too
far in it, such as hitting with a whip, stick or small rock or striking with
the hand, or anything else that does not usually kill; if it kills then it
is quasi-intentional, because the aim was to strike but not to kill. The
action was intentional but the killing occurred by mistake. There is no
qisaas in such cases, and the diyah must be paid by the ‘aaqilah (male
relatives on the father’s side), according to the majority of scholars. End

Hence the husband must do
two things: 


He must offer expiation,
which is freeing a slave; if that is not possible then he must fast for two
consecutive months, and it is not acceptable for him to feed the poor
instead, according to the more correct view, because Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning): 

“It is not for a
believer to kill a believer except (that it be) by mistake; and whosoever
kills a believer by mistake, (it is ordained that) he must set free a
believing slave and a compensation (blood money, i.e. Diya) be given to the
deceased’s family unless they remit it. If the deceased belonged to a people
at war with you and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave (is
prescribed); and if he belonged to a
people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance, compensation
(blood money — Diya) must be paid to his family, and a believing slave must
be freed. And whoso finds this (the penance of freeing a slave) beyond his
means, he must fast for two consecutive months in order to seek repentance
from Allaah. And Allaah is Ever All‑Knowing, All‑Wise”

[al-Nisa’ 4:92] 

The Standing Committee for
Issuing Fatwas was asked: Do I have to fast after paying the diyah, and for
how long? Should it be consecutive or not? Can I fast intermittently or feed
poor people instead? 

They replied: 

You have to offer expiation
for killing by mistake, which is freeing a believing slave. If that is not
possible then you must fast for two consecutive months, and it is not
permissible for you to fast intermittently or to feed poor people as
expiation for killing by mistake, because there is no proof of that as
expiation for killing in the Book of Allaah or the Sunnah of His Messenger
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and your Lord is not
forgetful. End quote. 

Fataawa al-Lajnah
al-Daa’imah (21/273) 


The diyah must be paid by
the ‘aaqilah (male relatives on the father’s side) of the killer, unless the
heirs of the wife agree to let him off. 

The ‘aaqilah is what is
nowadays known as the ‘aa’ilah (family), but what is meant is the males
only; it does not include the females. The ‘aa’ilah includes the father,
grandfather, son, brothers, paternal uncles and their sons. 

The diyah for a woman is
half the diyah of a man, so it is fifty camels.

And Allaah knows best.

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