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?
Can there be a time gap between washing and burying?
A: Do the ghusl and washing immediately.
The time gap does not invalidate the washing.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)