Husband looking at the face of his deceased wife

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Q: After the death of the wife, does the mayyit become na mahram for the husband. Is the husband allowed to see the face of his dead wife?


A: He is allowed to look at the face, however it is not permissible for him to touch the body.

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


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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