Using soap for the ghusal of the deceased

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Q: Can ordinary sunlight or any other unscented soaps be used for the ghusal of the deceased?


A: There is no restriction as to the type of soap that must be used for ghusl. You may use any good soap like the soap that is normally used.

ويصب عليه ماء مغلي بسدر ) ورق النبق ( أو حرض ) بضم فسكون الأشنان ( إن تيسر وإلا فماء خالص ) مغلي (الدر المختار 2/196)

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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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