Is Khums or Zakat compulsory on a personal Kafan which is never worn and kept only to be used in the event of death?
Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 11 months ago
If it remains with you for one year, you should take out 20% of its current value.
I have heard that there is a ruling of Sayyid Sistani stating that it is Makruh to stitch a Kafan. Is this the case and, if so, where can I find this ruling?
Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 years ago
You will be able to find the view here.
The emphasis is that the kafan be of one piece of cloth, and if needed to be sewn, then its own strings should be used. Furthermore, A.U. Seyid Sistani does not completely agree that it is makruh. Please see link.
And Allah knows best.