Wednesday 13 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1440 - 21 November 2018
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It is permissible for one of the spouses to wash the other after death

Question

Is it better for a man to be washed (after death) by his wife or by other men?

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

It is OK for a woman to wash her husband if she is knows how to do that. ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) washed his wife Faatimah (may Allaah be pleased with her), and Asmaa bint ‘Umays washed her husband Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq (may Allaah be pleased with him). 

Source: Kitaab Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 13, p. 107

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