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. When my wife was pregnant she had twin babies.

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Alhamdulillah I have one child. When my wife was pregnant she had twin babies. In her first ultra sound we were able to here the heartbeat of both of them. But after few weeks, the heartbeat of one of the baby stopped beating and we were informed that one of the child had passed away but the other one was fine by the grace Almighty Allah. Was the life of the other child was existing who passed away? What is the time period of origination of life in mother`s womb?


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Soul in unborn baby womb

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Your Question: Was the life of the other child was existing who passed away? What is the time period of origination of life in mother`s womb?

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 8.593 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Masud

Allah's Messenger (saws), the truthful and truly-inspired, said, "Each one of you collected in the womb of his mother for forty days, and then turns into a clot for an equal period (of forty days) and turns into a piece of flesh for a similar period (of forty days) and then Allah sends an Angel and orders him to write four things, i.e., his provision, his age, his deeds, and whether he will be of the wretched or the blessed (in the Hereafter). Then the soul is breathed into him.


If by origination of life one means the time period when the soul is breathed into the un-born baby, then in light of the above clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) the soul is breathed into the un-born baby 120 days after its inception.


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