Bathing People Who Have Died; A Quick Guide

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Bathing People Who Have Died: Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the guidelines for bathing people who have died. This is very important for Muslims, both men and women. Why? Of course, because bathing people who have died is not like bathing people who are still alive. There are some rules that must be obeyed.

As usual, before I further explain the guidelines for bathing people who have died, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.

Hadith About Bathing People Who Have Died

The hadith about bathing people who have died that I mean is as follows;

عَنْ أُمِّ عَطِيَّةٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : دَخَلَ عَلَيْنَا النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَ نَحْنُ نَغْسِلُ اِبْنَتَهُ فَقَالَ : اِغْسِلْنَهَا ثَلَاثًا , أَوْ خَمْسًا , أَوْ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ , إِنْ رَأَيْتُنَّ ذَلِكَ بِمَاءٍ وَسِدْرٍ وَاجْعَلْنَ فِيْ الْأَخِرَةِ كاَفُوْرًا أَوْ شَيْئًا مِنْ كَافُوْرٍ . فَلَمَّا فَرَغْنَا آذَنَّاهُ فَأَلْقَى إِلَيْنَا حَقْوَهُ فَقَالَ : أَشْعِرِنَّهَا إِيَّاهُ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Ummu ‘Athiyyah radliyallahu ‘anha, she said, “The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam met us while we were bathing his daughter. He then said, “Wash her up to three times, or five times, or more than that if you think that is good, by using water and ziziphus spina christi leaves. Mix the water with camphor leaves in the last wash, or something that comes from camphor trees. “When we finished bathing him, we told him. He then gave us his sarong and said, “Put it on her body directly.” The hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

One: The hadith explains about the obligation to bathing people who have died.

Two: The hadith explains that water used to bathing people who have died must touch all of their bodies.

Three: The hadith explains that people who have died must be bathed three times, or five times, or seven times, and so on (as long as the numbers are odd), until the person who is bathing is sure, that the person who has died is clean.

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