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Is ghusl needed after Funeral prayers?

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Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel

After reading Janaza namaz, are we supposed to have a shower or bath and change our clothes? Is there any thing like that in fiqh?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Allama Hasan Shurunbulali states in his excellent Maraqi’l-Falah as follows:

“It is praiseworthy [but not obligatory] to take a bath in sixteen circumstances:

…[5] after washing a dead body, to take one out of the differences of opinion who necessitate taking a bath after washing the deceased.”
(Allama Hasan Shurunbulali, Maraqi’l-Falah pg 86)

Also wudhu is praiseworthy as is mentioned by Allama Shurubulali in Maraqi’l-Falah as follows:

“Wudhu is of three kinds: compulsory, necessary and praiseworthy.

… Third, when wudhu is praiseworthy…after washing the deceased and carrying a dead body. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ‘whoever washes the deceased, let him take a bath and whoever carries it let him do wudhu.’
(Allama Hasan Shurunbulali, Maraqi’l-Falah pg 67)

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