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See face after burial prayer.

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Kindly quote authentic hadith or the fatwa of ulamas, whether it is allowed to show the face of the dead afer the salat al-janazah, and after the dead body is placed in the Qabar.... 


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See face after burial prayer

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The fact that there is no specific guidance in the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) which prohibits the believers from seeing the face of their deceased loved one before/after their funeral prayer is proof enough that to see the face of the deceased is a permissible and lawful act in Shariah.


If anyone says that it is not permissible or lawful to see the face of the deceased before/after the funeral prayer, it is they who would be asked to provide the evidence for their prohibition.for in Shariah, every act (other than the rites of worship) is permissible unless and until one finds guidance in the Quran or the Sunnah regarding its prohibition.and we absolutely assure you that there is absolutely no prohibition in the Glorious Quran or in the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) in seeing the face of the deceased, regardless of whether it is before or after their funeral prayer.


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