Is it true that we should be very careful with a dead body because it can feel pain?
Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:
‘Breaking the bone of a deceased person is same as breaking that of the living.’
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3199, Sunan Ibn Majh, Hadith: 1616, Musnad Ahmad, vol.6 pg.58 & Sharh Mushkilul Athar, Hadith: 1273-1276)
The words ‘is same as…‘ means:
a) Same in sin
b) Same in the pain that is felt by both.
(Badhlul Majhud, Hadith: 3207 & Mirqat, Hadith: 1714)
This clearly answers your question
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar