Accidental killing does not incur a punishment in the hereafter, while the ruling in this life is that indemnity is payable by the offender and his relatives in of 3 years.
The offender has no intention to kill the victim, but his action results in another’s death  as in the case of a driver making an error that results in crashing his vehicle into another vehicle, or a wall or hitting a lamp post. If such an occurrence results in someone’s death, it is considered accidental killing.
Ruling: The ruling relating to the hereafter is that accidental killing does not incur a sin or a punishment, while the ruling relating to this life is that indemnity is payable by the offender and his relatives over a period of three years.
- Ibid., p. 770.