Kissing Person Who Has Died; Allowed or Not?

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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.

Hadith About Kissing Person Who Has Died

The hadith about kissing person who has died that 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.

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.

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