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

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Question

Assalaamualaikum Mufti

.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),(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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