Can a widow on the day of the funeral sit in the same room as the mayet

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Date: Sunday, July 4, 2011

Category

Funeral

Title

 

Can a widow on the day of the funeral sit in the same room as the mayet

Question

 

Assalaamualaikum Mufti saheb.1) can a widow on the day of the funeral sit in the same room as the mayet n is it permisable for her to touch the husbands body .2)are the nephews namahrum to her ie husbands sisters sons.shukran

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

1) It is permissible for a widow on the day of the funeral to sit in the same room where her deceased husband’s body is placed and to touch his body.

(Al-Bahrur Rā’iq, Vol.2, Pg.174, Rashidiyyah)[1]
(Badāius Sanāi’, vol.2, Pg.33-35, Deoband)
(Fatāwā Mahmudiyyah, Vol.5, Pg.492, Fārukiyyah)

2) Her husband’s sister’s sons are not Mahrams to her.

 

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

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[1] ولا يغسل الرجل زوجته والزوجة تغسل زوجها دخل بها أو لا بشرط بقاء الزوجية عند الغسل