Book Name:Madani Wasiyat Nama

the neck to a bit below the knees. It should be sleeveless without side-slits. Man’s Qamī should be slit horizontally while woman’s Qamī should be slit vertically.

4. Breast-cover: It should be long enough to cover the body area from breasts to the navel, preferably to the thighs[1]. (Derived from: Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 818)

Method of bathing the deceased

Move the burning fragrant incense or frankincense around the bathing plank 3, 5 or 7 times. Lay the deceased on the plank as laid in the grave. Cover the body from the navel to a bit below the knees. (Nowadays, the deceased is covered with a white shawl during the bath, exposing the Satr. Hence use some brown or dark coloured thick piece of cloth so that the Satr is not exposed because of wetness. It will be even better if the cloth is double-folded).

Now, covering his hand with some piece of cloth, the bath-giving person should first wash both of the excretory organs of deceased. Then, make the deceased perform Wuū as done for alāĥ i.e. wash the face 3 times, wash the arms including elbows 3 times, moisten the head (i.e. perform Mas) and wash the feet up to ankles 3 times. Wuū of the deceased does not include washing of hands up to the wrists, rinsing of the mouth


[1] Note: A ready-made shroud may not necessarily fit the deceased as per Sunnaĥ. It may also be so big that some part of it may go to waste. Therefore, take as much cloth as needed.

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