Can you put Itr on a Kafn?

CategoriesDeath & Burial [151]

Fatwa ID: 03055

Answered by:  Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Can anyone inform me if it’s permissible to put itr on a female kafn after ghusl? Putting camphor is masnoon but not sure of itr?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

In Al-Hidayah it is mentioned that incense is applied to the kafn (burial shroud), and this is further elaborated upon to mean perfume, hence, camphor or itr can be applied. (1)


(1)Al-Hidayah, Volume 1, Page 273,


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Written by Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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