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Question # : 32379


If the poius Muslim knows the time of death (by the angel of death). Can he himself take the Last Ghusal (Bath)before death so that he does not have to take the ghusal (bath) after death by the others. Is it right? ( as i have listened that the Hazrat Fatimah ZOhra(RA) take the ghusal herself before death). Please give me answer in english (Jaza Kallah)

Answer : 32379

Published on: Jun 16, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1120/647/D=1432)

It is not proved by Shariah that someone knows the time of his death by the angel of death. Unusually, if someone knows by revelation and he performs ghusl before death thinking that no need shall remain after death for ghusl, then the ghusl of after death shall not be annulled. And it shall be fardh on lives one to give him bath.
I do not know about the said story of Hadhrat Fatimah (رضى الله عنها).

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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