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When is Ghusl & Janazah required for a Mayyit?

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Nasihah (Advice): Pre-Islamic and post-Islamic Practices

 

Abu Buraidah reports, “When a boy was born to one of us in the pre-Islamic period, we sacrificed a sheep and smeared his head with its blood; but when Allah brought Islam, we sacrificed a sheep, shaved his head and smeared his head with saffron.” (Abu Dawood)

 

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. Slmz, in relation to the fatwa below, what if some of the body parts are not found? Jazakallah

 

Question and Answer:

 

  1. A train knocked a Muslim man and all his body parts, head, hands, legs etc. were found in pieces. Is there Ghusl and Janaazah for such a person?

 

  1. Ghusl and Janaazah Salaah will both be performed for a Muslim who’s body had been disintegrated upon impact if all his body parts are found. In the enquired case, the same ruling would apply. (Shaami 2/199)

 

(Question published as received)

 

  1. In respect to the above query, hereunder are three scenarios:
  • If more than half of the body is found, Ghusal and Janaazah will both take place.
  • If less than half of the body was found, Ghusal and Janaazah will not take place.
  • If exactly half of the body was found, Ghusal and Janaazah will take place only if the head had been found as well. (Shaami 2/199)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

 

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

 

 

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