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My father passed away due to COVID-19. The burial process did not involve performing Ghusl or using a wood chamber, instead he was buried with a white dress and mud. Please advise if this was wrong and whether Allah will forgive my father?
There's no need for a wood chamber if you mean a coffin by that.
If the circumstances above are not possible at all then do not worry, Allah (swt) judges us according to our actions and let's hope that your father's actions be sufficient for getting Allah's Mercy. And you as his children can give charity and recite Quran and do Mustahab acts and gift the reward to his soul and it is very much recommended as the duty of children towards their parents!
These rituals are the duties of the alive people around the dead!!!
Is it allowed to bury a dead fetus of less than 2 months in the home garden or does it need to be buried in a graveyard?
Thank you for your question. It is fine to bury them in your home garden, but they should be buried in such a way that animals cannot dig them up to eat them.
May you always be successful
One of the primary mustahab things for a deceased body is that it is quickly washed, shrouded and buried. There are numerous ahadith from Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) that point to the hastening in the process of laying the mayyit to rest in his/her grave.
As for burying the body quickly, besides the health reasons, the family of the deceased also need to vent their emotions and have a fixed place where they are able to mourn and then regularly visit.
However, if there are valid reasons for postponing the burial, then there would be no problem in that.
And Allah knows best.
Is it permissible for a man to perform the final rites of his wife such as bathing, shrouding and burial?
Yes it is permissible.