Saving the Foetus

by The Albaani Blog


Question:
A pregnant woman passes away before giving birth and the foetus is alive and is completely formed, is it permissible to [operate] and cut open the stomach in order to retrieve the foetus?

Shaikh al-Albaani answered:
It is obligatory if [the baby] is alive and if it is not then it is not permissible to do so.

Su’aalaat of Ali Hasan al-Halabi, vol. 2, p. 398, no. 289.