Delaying in giving ghusal to the deceased

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Q: Why is it not allowed to read Qur’an in front of the deceased before ghusal? I have found in many places where the deceased are kept for 5-6 hours without ghusal so that all relatives can come and see the face of the deceased for the last time and then buried immediately after the ghusal of the deceased.


A: You should encourage doing the ghusl immediately after death. What is the need to delay the ghusl.

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


Answered by:

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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