Chapter : Bloodwit for an unborn child.
Narated By Abu Hurairah : Two women of Hudhail fought together and one of them threw a stone at the other and killed her. They brought their dispute to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) who gave judgment that a male or a female slave of the best-quality should be given as compensation for her unborn child, and he ‘fixed it to be paid by the woman’s relatives on the father’s side. He made her Sons and those who were with them her heirs. Hamal b. Malik b. al-Nabighah al-Hudhali said: Apostle of Allah! how should I be fined for one who has not drunk, or eaten, or spoken, or raised his voice ?-adding that compensation is not to be paid for such (an offence). The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: This man simply belongs to the soothsayers on account of his rhymed prose which he his used.