Should ablution be performed on dead person?
Should ablution be performed on dead person?


The Book of the Ruling of the Deceased - كتاب أحكام الميت


Bathing the Deceased

Section:Description of Bathing
Topic/Issue:2006 - Should ablution be performed on dead person? --
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Abu HanifaAblution is not to be performed on the dead personAnalogy implies that there is to be no ablution for the dead person, as ablution is a purification prescribed for the purpose of worship (by the living). If the the obligation of worship is dropped in the case of the dead, the condition is to be dropped too, which is ablution, and had bathing not occurred in a tradition that too would not be obligatory.

Narration of Umm Atiya is in conflict with the traditions in which bathing is laid down in an unqualified form, and the qualified form governs the absolute as is held by many for it contains an addition. Thus these jurists preferred the absolute meaning over the qualified, because of its conflict with analogy on this point,
Imam MalikIt is better if ablution is performed.
Imam ShafiAblution is to be performedNarration of Umm Atiya Imam Shafi held on to the principle of construing the absolute in the light of the qualified meaning
Evidences :1 - Sahih Bukhari [# 169] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer,Dead,Bathe, Description,Dress,Ablution
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Last Updated:2011-01-30

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