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Ghusal after a post mortem

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Q: Deceased Muslim victims of accidents such as Road/Fire/Drowning/Murder and the like whom the law authorities takeover, conduct an autopsy/post mortem on them. After this process, the body is wrapped in a white cloth and handed over to the relatives. How must one conduct the Ghusl e Janaazah on this body. Must the body be unwrapped (even though there may be bleeding from the many sutures on it) and bathed or is there a different method. Please clarify in the light of Sunnah.


A: Ghusl must be performed in the normal way.

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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