Perfume shroud of deceased women.

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As salamualaykum brother

with reference to the Hadith on burial Please let me know if the following point is also applicable in the case of dead body of ladies

3.  The shroud should be scented and perfumed. The hadith is cited by Ahmad and by Al-Hakim in accordance with Jabir`s narration that the Prophet (saws) said: "If you perfume a dead body, do it three times." Abu Sa`id, Ibn `Umar, and Ibn `Abbas directed their heirs in their wills to perfume their shrouds with aloes-wood


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Perfume shroud of deceased women

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.


The guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to apply perfume to the shroud of the dead applies to both, the believing males and the believing females.


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