Does it come in a narration that we should not leave the body of the deceased alone as Shaytan has the ability to cause mischief by entering the body?
I have not come across this in a Hadith.
Certain Fiqh books have quoted a statement of Ibrahim Nakha’i (rahimahullah) wherein he said: “They [The Sahabah radiyallahu ‘anhum] would not leave the deceased alone in a home and they would say, ‘Shaytan will interfere with the body.'”
(Al Furu’ -Wa Tas-hihul Furu’-, vol. 3 pg. 273, Kashshaful Qina’ ‘An Matnil Iqna’, vol. 2 pg. 85)
However, I have not come across this narration in any primary source, nor have I come across its chain.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar