Words of encouragement for someone who gave birth to a stillborn

Q: My sister in law delivered a stillborn baby at 8 months (32 weeks). They were having the baby after a long time and the whole family is very stressed and depressed due to the incident of the stillborn. I want to ask for a dua to give patience and strength to the family and my sister in law to conceive again.

A: This child is your Jannah, literally it is your Jannah. You will only appreciate this child when you enjoy your position in Jannah. Jannah is not a cheap commodity. It is the highest human achievement. For that you have to pay a price. When Allah has given it to you, you should be appreciative that Allah has blessed you with Jannah and cry and beg that Allah grant you a better replacement.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)