How will the deceased be given ghusal if there is no water available?

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Q: If there is no water available, how do you perform the ghusal of the deceased?


A: If water is not available for the distance of one Shar’ee mile, then tayammum will be performed for the deceased.

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

وإذا مات الرجل في السفر وليس هناك ماء طاهر ييمم ويصلى عليه هكذا في المحيط رجل مات ولم يجدوا ماء فيمموه وصلوا عليه (الفتاوى الهندية 1/160)

يجوز التيمم لمن كان بعيدا من الماء ميلا هو المختار في المقدار سواء كان خارج المصر أو فيه وهو الصحيح وسواء كان مسافرا أو مقيما هكذا في التبيين (الفتاوى الهندية 1/22)

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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