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Burial procedure for a person in Ihram


Nasihah (Advice): Calamities – Do not wish for death


Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “None of you should wish for death because of a calamity befalling him; but if he has to wish for death, he should say: ‘O Allah! Keep me alive as long as life is better for me, and let me die if death is better for me.’” (Bukhari)




Question and Answer:


  1. How should a person be buried if he passes away in the state of Ihraam whilst performing Umrah or Hajj? Should he be buried as in the state of Ihraam without covering the head etc.?


  1. The burial procedures of a person that passes away in the state of Ihraam is the same as a person that passes away out of the state of Ihraam. This is because the conditions of Ihraam remains until a person’s death and not after a person’s death. In such a case, a person will be buried in accordance to the normal burial rites and not in the condition of Ihraam. (Al-Mabsoot 2/53)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh) 

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