Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Injunctions Regarding Dead Body

The first thing one must do after somebody's death is that give a bath to the dead body. Let it be in the old clothes. Do not wait for funeral cloths and do not wait for the digging of the grave. Traditionally people insist on giving bath to a dead body only just before starting the last journey. Hazrat-o-Ala (RA) waited only for one train after the death of his son for the relatives to arrive. There was an incident in Delhi where a person wanted to give bath to the body of his dead father immediately after death but family will not budge. He said that then I made a call to a Mufti in Deoband. I got the instructions for giving bath immediately. He said that after that I just got up and did the needful.

(Sitting (majlis) on Tuesday,  April 12, 2011AC)