Is it correct that after bathing a dead body ,you become napak, is it true that you have to take a bath at once and change your clothes ,before you can do anything
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is it correct that after bathing a dead body ,you become napak, is it true that you have to take a bath at once and change your clothes ,before you can do anything
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Ghusl after bathing dead
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 6:
6 O ye who believe! When ye prepare for prayer wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows, rub your heads (with water), and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill or on a journey or one of you cometh from offices of nature or ye have been in contact with women (sexual intercourse) and ye find no water then take for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty but to make you clean and to complete His favor to you that ye may be grateful.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222:
222 They ask thee concerning women's courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution; so keep away from women in their courses and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves ye may approach them in any manner time or place ordained for you by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.
The acts which make a ghusl or a full bath obligatory for purification are:
- sexual intercourse
- full sexual release from ones private parts
- menstruation (normal and post-childbirth for women).
The bathing of a dead body does not invalidate or effect ones state of purification in any way, and neither of the four major schools of thought hold it obligatory or necessary for one who has bathed a dead body to purify himself with a ghusl or change his clothes.
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