Should we wash those who died in a fire or under brick wall and the likes of this?

Answered by our Shaykh, the ‘Allāmah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu ‘Abdirrahman Yahya bin ‘Ali Al-Hajūri – may Allah preserve him – on the 24th, Rajab, 1422H.


Are those that died in a fire washed?


If they are unable to be washed due to their flesh coming apart, then Tayammum is performed upon them.

Due to the Hadīth:

(وما أمرتكم فأتوا منه ما استطعتم)

“Whatever I command you with, do as much as you’re able to”

Agreed upon, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him.

Translated by: Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani

Original Fatwa: الكنز الثمين في الإجابة على أسئلة طلبة العلم والزائرين (3
Under: أحكام الجنائز, Entitled: تغسيل من مات في حريق أو هدم ونحو ذلك