Wife or daughter looking at the body of the deceased when they are in haidh or nifaas


  1. I wanted to ask if just say when a father passes away and his daughter is in haidh or nifaas then can she see the body and if not why and should she attend the funeral?
  2. Also I wanted to ask the maslah about the wife seeing the husbands body when he has passed away can she see it and can the husband see his wife’s body? And why is their nikaah broken because he passed away or she passed away? Or what if she is in nifaas or haidh can she see the body?



1. Yes

2. Yes, Yes.

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

( ويمنع زوجها من غسلها ومسها لا من النظر إليها على الأصح ) منية … وهي لا تمنع من ذلك ) ولو ذمية بشرط بقاء الزوجية (الدر المختار 2/ 198)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)