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A narration stating that trustworthy ones should give the deceased ghusl

Question

Is this narration authentic?

ليغسل موتاكم المأمونون

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1461)

 

However the chain consists of a narrator who has been declared extremely weak. Imams Ahmad and Daraqutni (rahimahumallah) have declared him a fabricator.

(Refer: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 483, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 14)

 

Translation

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The trustworthy [i.e. those who will not expose any defects/faults of the deceased] ones should give ghusl to the deceased.”

 

See here for the virtue of giving ghusl to the deceased, on condition that a person conceals the faults of the deceased.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar