What is the linguistic and Shar`ee (Islaamic legal) meaning of Wa’d?

Question 139: Allaah (Exalted be He) says (the meanings of which are translated as): And when the female (infant) buried alive (as the pagan Arabs used to do) is questioned: What is the linguistic and Shar`ee (Islaamic legal) meaning of Wa’d? May Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: Wa’d is burying alive a female infant. The Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) mentioned in the question refers to what the pagan Arabs of Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islaamic time of ignorance) used to do by burying their female infants alive because of their hatred of girls... read more here.

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