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Who can carry coffin of woman.

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When a female muslim dies, Is It haram or makrooh for random people (ghair mehram) to carry her coffin to the cementary and should the coffin be carried by her family

members/relatives only?

 

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Who can carry coffin of woman

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

There is absolutely no restriction or prohibition in Islam regarding who can or should carry the janaza or dead body of a believing woman unto her grave. If the male mehram relatives of the believing woman happen to carry the deceased body of the believing woman, that is absolutely fine and acceptable in Shariah; and if non-mehram or even unknown members of the society happen to carry the deceased body of a believing woman unto her final resting place of the grave, there is absolutely no harm and no restriction.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

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