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Looking at the body of one’s spouse after their demise

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Q: My grandmother passed away a few days ago and after she passed, someone said that my grandfather is now a non-mahram for my grandmother and that he cannot look or touch her dead body. Is this correct? Because I have never heard this before that a wife and husband become non-mahrams after one of them dies. Also, can a husband give ghusal to his wife after she dies? Can a wife give ghusal to her husband after he dies?

Bismillaah

A: Yes he can look at the body, however he should not touch the body.

No.

Yes.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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