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The Ruling on “Farewell Sex”

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Asslamu ‘Alaikum, There has been a claim made that an ‘alim in 2011 said that a man may have intercourse with the body of his dead wife. “Since a good Muslim couple will meet again in Heaven, and since death does not alter the marital contract it is not a hindrance to the husband’s desire to have sexual intercourse with the corpse of his (freshly) deceased wife”.

What does our madhab say about such a view?


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Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,

Ibn Hajar al-Haytami counted this from amongst the major sins [kaba’ir]. (al-Zawajir v. 2, p. 152) The act is unlawful and despicable.

And Allah knows best.

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