Can a non-Muslim assist when giving ghusal to the deceased?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can a non-Muslim who is a family member participate in ghusal of the mayyit?


A: A non-Muslim should not participate in the ghusal.

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

ولو كان الغاسل جنبا أو حائضا أو كافرا جاز ويكره كذا في معراج الدراية (الفتاوى الهندية 1/159)

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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