How is a body that died from Corona washed?
It’s washed like the dead of the Muslims, there isn’t a special wash in the legislation for the one who died from Corona, there isn’t a special wash for them or likewise pouring water over them, even this is wrong, that water is poured entirely on them, they are washed like the washing of the dead of the Muslims.
So he puts a covering over his hand or gloves, and he washes it, and if he wants to put on a mouth mask as some of them do or what is of the likes there’s no prevention, as for that it’s washed with things like pouring water over him entirely instead or washing it, this is wrong, and this is negligence concerning the right of a Muslim, from his right upon them is providing his preparation, and from it is washing.
اغْسِلْنَهَا ثَلاَثًا أَوْ خَمْسًا أَوْ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ إِنْ رَأَيْتُنَّ ذَلِكَ بِمَاءٍ وَسِدْرٍ وَاجْعَلْنَ فِي الآخِرَةِ كَافُورًا أَوْ شَيْئًا مِنْ كَافُورٍ
“Wash her with water and (with the leaves of) the Sidr (lote tree), five or seven times, or more than that if you see fit, and put Kaafoor (camphor) or something like Kaafoor in the last wash.”
Its washing is like the washing of the rest of the Muslims, a woman washes the women or her husband and the men wash the men or his wife, and don’t become deceived may Allah preserve you with what you see of rumors and propaganda.
There is in it blowing out of proportion Yaa Ikhwaan, by Allah it’s issues exaggerated with intentional exaggeration of it, that Corona whoever washes it will be affected by the sickness.
There is one of our brothers in Aden, they come to him with the dead and say it has Corona just bury it, so he says bring it I’ll wash it! and he washes it the washing of the dead, to a number of people, a number of people he washed them may Allah reward him with good from those who they claim have the sickness of Corona in them, and until now he is in good health and rewarded for it.
These are exaggerated claims, and we have seen or some brothers showed us a picture bringing someone on a piece of wood, or it’s taken by the Poclain, and it’s thrown in the grave, this by Allah is oppression, breaking the bones of the dead is like breaking it while he’s alive, where is the dutifulness to the parents?, and likewise the Muslims are (supposed to be) merciful.
Why? They say it has Corona, this oppression hasn’t occurred in the previous sicknesses, that they dealt with like that and throw him, not the people of plague or other than them, so the issue has in it exaggeration, and imitation of the Kuffaar and things which end results are not praiseworthy.
In this Corona real big things have happened in the affairs of the Muslims, we ask Allah for rectification, we said it’s end results are not praiseworthy because it’s oppression and oppression is darkness on the Day of Judgement, and from squandering the rights of the Muslims, the living Muslims changing the rights of the dead, and perhaps the rights of the parents and perhaps the rights of a relative and other than that.
All of this, the results of it are not praiseworthy.
Answered by: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him
Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi