The Book of the Ruling of the Deceased - كتاب أحكام الميت
Bathing the Deceased
|Section:||Description of Bathing|
|Topic/Issue:||2007 - Number of Times body is to be washed -- |
|Imam Abu Hanifa||Three||Imam Abu Hanifa, when restricting the number to three, based his decision on the report that Ibn Shin upheld the
report from Umm cAtiyya about bathing to be thrice, twice with lotus and the
third time with camphor water. In addition, the odd number in law, in his
view, is applied to mean three only.|
|Imam Shafi||It should not be less than three but there is no maximum determined. ||Narration of Umm Atiyya implies the fixing of a number.
Imam Shafi held the opinion that it should not be less
than three times as that is the minimum odd number expressed in the tradition
of Umm Atiyya. He maintained that what is above this is permissible because
of the words of the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him), "If you
deem it proper ".|
|Imam Ahmad||Shouldn't exceed Seven. ||Imam Ahmad upheld the maximum odd number expressed in some
versions of the tradition, and this is in the words of the Prophet (Gods peace
and blessings be upon him) "or seven "|
|Imam Malik||They considered an odd
number to be desirable, but did not fix a limit for this||The analogy, on the other
hand, drawn for the dead from the living with reference to purification implies
that there is no fixed number in this just as there is no fixed number in the
purification of a living person. Hence to reconcile between Narration of Umm Atiyya and analogy, it is considered desirable. |
|Evidences :||Hadith of Umm Atiyya [Hide/Show]|
|Tags :||Worship, Salah, Prayer,Dead,Bathe, Description, Number of Times|
|See Also:||Woman dying among men or a man dying among women when there is no spouse|
Husband bathing wife
One who bathes a dead person is under an obligation to take a bath?
Whether the dress of the dead person is to be removed?
Should ablution be performed on dead person?
|Last Updated:||2011-01-30 |
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