Making zikr while giving ghusal to the deceased

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Q: Can one recite durood or make any zikr softly or in one’s mind when performing the ghusal for the deceased?


A: It is not a Sunnah practice to recite durood or any form of zikr in an audible manner while carrying out the ghusal. However, one should remember Allah Ta’ala in one’s mind.

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

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس فيه فهو رد (صحيح البخاري رقم 2697)

ويكره رفع الصوت بالذكر والقرآن وعليهم الصمت وقولهم كل حي سيموت ونحو ذلك خلف الجنازة بدعة (مراقي الفلاح ص606)

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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