Question: Assalamu alaikum. During ghusl of the deceased woman, what should be done with the hair? Where should it be placed once platted?
Wa ‘alaykum asslam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,
I pray you are well.
Her hair should be made into two plaits and placed on her chest, above the qamis, which would then be covered by the khimar. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]
This is a very virtuous act, and in many communities, there is a need for people to learn the method of washing the deceased due to the rise in the number of deaths. If you have the opportunity to learn the theory and to practically apply it as a service to the Muslim you will find much good in it from Allah.
May Allah bless you with the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani