Kissing Person Who Has Died; Allowed or Not?

Guidelines Islamic Rule: Kissing Person Who Has Died ~ Hi all readers! I am sure, we all have families who have passed away. Maybe those who have died are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, grandmothers, grandfathers, and so forth. They are the people we care about. We already know that people who have died will never live again in this world. It is even possible, before they are buried, we will kiss them. The question is, can we kiss someone who has died?

As usual, before I answer the question above, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows;

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا : أَنَّ أَبَا بَكْرٍ الصِّدِّيْقَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَبَّلَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهِ . رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ

From Aisha radliyallahu ‘anha, that actually Abu Bakr radliyallahu ‘anhu kissed Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam after he died. The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari.


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All Readers! If we read and understand the hadith above, of course we already know the answer to the question above. The answer is that we are allowed to kiss people who have died. In the above hadith explained, that when the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had died, Abu Bakr, his friend and father-in-law, kissed him before he was buried.

But what we need to know here is, that when we are kissing a person who has died, then our tears should not be dripping on the person’s body. Because it is considered to burden people who have died.

That is a brief explanation about kissing a person who has died. Now, do you all understand? The problem is simple and what I have explained above is very clear. So, I hope you all understand. But if you want to ask, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful!

See you again in the next article!


Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 154.


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