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Is the wife allowed to give ghusl to her husband’s dead body? I have heard that the husband becomes non-Mahram for his wife after his death. What does Shariah say in these matters?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 622/588/M=5/1438)

A wife can give her husband bath after his death. What you heard is incorrect.

ويجوز للمرأة أن تغسل زوجها اذا لم يحدث بعد موته ما يوجب البينونة …. أما هو فلا يغسلها عندنا (هنديه 1/160)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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