Wipe deceased body after ghusl.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Asalam-U-Alaikum

 

Can we dry a dead body's body by a towel after his/her bath (Gasual).

 

Hope for the answer very soon.

jazak allahu khair.

 

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Answer:

 

Wipe deceased body after ghusl

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Respected brother in Islam, to the best of our knowledge, there is absolutely nothing in the Glorious Quran or the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) which prohibits or discourages the believers from ‘wiping’ the body of their deceased brethren dry after their customary funeral ‘ghusl’…..thus the absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that if one wishes to wipe the body of their deceased brethren after its customary ‘ghusl’, there is absolutely no harm and no restriction regarding it in Shariah.  And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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