Washing the bodies of the dead in preparation for burial

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 12, Page 492

[In preparation for their burial], al-Muzanee would wash the dead as an act of worship, and he would say:

I endured [the experience of] washing [the bodies of] the dead – [intending by doing so] to soften my heart, until it softened.

And he was the one who washed [the body of al-Imaam] ash-Shaafi’ee rahima-hullaah.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.