Putting surmah for a deceased person

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Q: What does it mean when a dead person tears whilst putting surma in their eyes during the ghusl?


A: Don’t pay attention to this. Pay attention to how much you cry before Allah Ta`ala.

Regarding the practice of applying surma for the deceased, refer to

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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