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Transfer for re-burial place

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I have a question for you Brother and thatb is as follows"

Can one remove a body from the grave and transfer for re-burial in a different country. Is it allowed in our great religion? I await your response.



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Transfer for re-burial place

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Ordinarily if one is buried in a Muslim graveyard with the permissions of the deceased's heirs then it is not advisable to transfer the corpse for re-burial in another country or place.


However, in a situation wherein the burial has been made in an area where the grave will be dishonored for any reason, or in an area of unbelievers where there is a fear of desecration of the grave or if the burial was carried out without the consent of the deceased's heirs then there is no harm if a re-burial is done in another country or place.


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