She refuses to wash deceased women any more lest she becomes desensitized

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
As-Salaamu-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
One of the women used to wash the dead voluntarily, but recently she has refused to do that although there is a need for it, because she says that she is becoming desensitized and may handle the dead harshly. Do you agree with this view or not?
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Check below answers in case you are looking for other related questions:


Praise be to Allaah.

What is prescribed is for her to seek reward and to be patient in washing the dead if her services are needed, and if she is known to be a good person and to do this job properly, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Whoever meets his brother’s need, Allaah will meet his need.” (Saheeh, agreed upon)

And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Allaah will help His slave so long as the slave helps his brother.” (Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh).

And there are many similar ahaadeeth.  

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

Related Answers:

Recommended answers for you: