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« Reply #50 on: Apr 17, 2009 05:03 AM »

^ Everything sounds like a sick joke...its so dissapointing to see things like this occuring ... and then to see people being so selfish at the same time..astaghfirullah.

Sr Kathy, I am glad you and your family are okay... May Allah tala protect the Ummah and ease the pain of those families who have lost loved ones ..Ameen.

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Oh Allah, Guide us to the Straight Path.

« Reply #51 on: Apr 17, 2009 11:34 PM »

Asalamualaikum wrt wb,

All praise be to Allah.

Regarding washing the dead, there is a great reward for it.  You did well by assisting and demanding that the burial be done as soon as possible.  The scholars are of the opinion that speeding the burial of the dead is the true means of honoring him or her, and it is takreem for him.

As for the wife washing the husband, or vice versa, what I have heard from the ulema is that since there is an authentic hadith narrated by Aisha that it is permissable, we should give that preference to juristic analogy (qiyass) that says that marriage ends at death.  In this case, washing of the dead by one's spouse is more preponderant.

One who is killed defending their property or honor, etc, is called a Shaheed in Islam, a Martyr.  In this case these sisters are martyrs who have earned the status of martyrdom with Allah in the Akhirah, which is a blessed state.

As for the criminal, he will never escape the Power and wrath of Allah, and His Hellfire, for he not only committed the crime of slaughtering innocent people, but he killed himself, and will continue doing that to himself in the Fire.

May Allah protect our families and women and youth from all the evils, and use us as a means of guiding the ignorant and misguided people.


And Allah knows best.

Be merciful to those on earth, and the One in the Heavens will be merciful to you.

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« Reply #52 on: Apr 19, 2009 05:33 PM »

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Regarding the issue of a wife washing the body of her deceased husband, there is unanimous agreement among the four schools of thought that it is permissible.  The difference in opinion is only with regards to a husband washing the body of his deceased wife, and while Imam Abu Hanifa's school does not allow for this, the majority of scholars, including the schools of Imams Malik, Shafi`i and Ahmad, do deem it permissible.  (See Zuhayli's al-Fiqh al-Islami and the Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence).

As for who has more right to wash the deceased, that information can be referenced in most books of Fiqh.

And Allah most certainly knows best.

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« Reply #53 on: Apr 19, 2009 09:56 PM »

even after death of a spouse for a wife there is an iddath period so it would make sense that she is able to wash it.

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