Which Madhhab Ghusl should be done on a Mayyit (Deceased person)?

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Fatwa ID: 03585

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan



Should you do Shafi غسل on a Shafi ميت?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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



The person bathing should follow the madhhab that they know and are familiar with.[1] However, if they are familiar with and know the proper procedure for bathing the body according to the madhhab of the deceased, they may follow that out of respect.


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Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Khulāṣā al-Taḥqīq fī Bayāni Ḥukmi al-Taqlīd wa al-Talfīq, 56


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