Wife Bathing Her Husband Who Has Died; Allowed or Not?

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Wife Bathing Her Husband Who Has Died ~ Hi all readers! I think we all know that death is an eternal separation between one person and another. A very deep sadness will be felt if death separates a person from the people he really loves. As a form of love and affection, usually, someone who is still alive will bathe his lovers who has died, such as a wife bathing her husband who has died, or a husband bathing his wife who has died. But the question is is that allowed? If you want to know the answer, then read this article to the end.

As usual, before I further explain the legality of a wife bathing her dead husband, or the husband bathing his dead wife, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.

Hadith About Wife Bathing Her Husband Who Has Died

The hadith about wife bathing her husband who has died that I mean is as follows;

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَهَا ؛ لَوْ مُتِّ قَبْلِيْ لَغَسَّلْتُكِ . رَوَاهُ أَحْمَدُ وَاِبْنُ مَاجَهْ

From Aishah radliyallahu ‘anha, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam once said to her, “If you died before me, then I would definitely bathe you.” The hadith was narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Majah.

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

One; The hadith explains, that sick people are allowed to complain. Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said the hadith when Aisha was having a headache.

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