Can a Menstruating Woman Perform a Ritual Bath for the Deceased?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Can a menstruating woman perform ghusl on the deceased in the Hanafi school?

Answer: wa `alaykum assalam

It is permissible for a menstruating woman to perform a ritual-bath for the deceased.

The consideration that needs to be taken into account is the permissibility of the woman performing the ritual-bath to look at the deceased being washed.

If it is not permissible for her to look at the deceased then it would not be permissible for her to bathe that person. If it is permissible for her to look at the deceased, such as if the deceased was her husband, then it would be permitted for her to bathe that person.

[Ibn `Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Wassalam

Salman

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani