Category: Funerals (Janaaiz)
Fatwa#: 39676
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Feb 10,2018

Title: Can salaatul janazah be performed without giving ghusal to the body, and when burial is not certain?


Can someone please assist with the following query? "A friend of mine named John, took shahadah three days before passing away. He had signed away his body for research, while he was still alive. Can Janazah salah be prayed upon him without ghusal and without the possibility of burial?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

In principle, the body has to be given ghusal before performing Janazah salaah. If it is not possible to give ghusal to the body then Janazah salaah can be performed without giving ghusal. The possibility of not being able to bury the body does not prevent one from the Janazah salaah.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 581)

والثاني طهارته" عن نجاسة حكمية وحقيقية في البدن فلا تصح على من لم يغسل ولا على من عليه نجاسة وهذا الشرط عند الإمكان فلو دفن بلا غسل ولم يمكن إخراجه إلا بالنبش سقط الغسل وصلي على قبره بلا غسل للضرورة بخلاف ما إذا لم يهل عليه التراب بعد فإنه يخرج ويغسل


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (2/ 193)

ولا تصح على من لم يغسل؛ لأنه له حكم الإمام من وجه لا من كل وجه وهذا الشرط عند الإمكان فلو دفن بلا غسل، ولم يمكن إخراجه إلا بالنبش صلي على قبره بلا غسل للضرورة بخلاف ما إذا لم يهل عليه التراب بعد فإنه يخرج ويغسل، ولو صلي عليه بلا غسل جهلا مثلا، ولا يخرج إلا بالنبش تعاد لفساد الأولى، وقيل: تنقلب الأولى صحيحة عند تحقق العجز فلا تعاد


الفتاوى الهندية - ط. دار الفكر (1/ 163)

وطهارته ما دام الغسل ممكنا وإن لم يمكن بأن دفن قبل الغسل ولم يمكن إخراجه إلا بالنبش تجوز الصلاة على قبره للضرورة

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