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Washing the deceased with berry leaves

Question

I heard a Hadith that says:

‘Make ghusl of your dead ones with berry leaves.’

What is its authenticity and reference?

 

Answer

This is recorded in several narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1253/4/8, 1261, 1263 and 1267 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2165 and 2888-2892

The word used in the narration is: Sidr, which could translate as lote or jujube tree, which is a type of berry.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar