Delaying the ghusal of the deceased

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: What is the ruling regarding delaying the ghusl and burial of a deceased person?

If a person dies at night or in the evening and it is possible to wash him/her that very day but burial can only be done the next day due to restrictions from the cemetery, is it better to wash him/her today or delay the washing till the morning of the day on which the burial will take place?

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Can there be a time gap between washing and burying?

Bismillaah

A: Do the ghusl and washing immediately.

The time gap does not invalidate the washing.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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