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Is it permissible for a man to bathe his wife’s dead body.

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Somebody told me that only women can give bath to women and men to men dead bodies.Whereas a reletive of mine has asked her husb and to give her a bath after her death.Please illistrate this issue.

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It is not permissible for a husband to bathe his wife after her death. If
there are any females, they should do so.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
FATWA DEPT.

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