Applying surma for the deceased

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Q: Applying surma for the deceased, is it permissible?


A: Applying surma for the deceased is a practice which has no basis in the Sunnah. Hence, surma should not be applied for the deceased.

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

( ولا يسرح شعره ) أي يكره تحريما (الدر المختار 2/ 197)

قال الشامي : قوله ( أي يكره تحريما ) لما في القنية من أن التنزيين بعد موتها والامتشاط وقطع الشعر لا يجوز (رد المحتار 2/ 197)

فتاوى رحيمية (7/62)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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