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If wife is dead then why the husband is not allowed to touch his wife and enter her in the grave? Is there any hadith related to this?

Answer : 46287

Published on: Jul 21, 2013

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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The husband may put his wife in the grave. Who told you that the husband cannot put his wife in the grave?
قال الإمام فخر الدين خان : يكره للناس أن يمنعوا حمل جنازة المرآة لزوجها مع أبيها وأخيها ويدخل الزوج فى القبر مع محرمها استحساناً (خلاصة الفتاوى: 1/225)
However, the husband is not allowed to touch the wife. The reason is that all the genealogical and causal relations come to an end after death and the wife becomes like strange.
قال عليه السلام: "كل سبب ونسب ينقطع بعد الموت إلا سلبى و نسبى" (در مختار مع الشامى: 3/90)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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