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Does the hadeeth “Whoever loses three children who had not reached the age of puberty…” include miscarried foetuses into whom the soul had already been breathed?
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Praise be to Allaah.
We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows:
Yes, they are included, but they are not like children who have been born and to whom one has developed an attachment.
Question: but will a person get the same reward?
Answer: yes, we hope so.
And Allaah knows best.
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