Message No : 5Sr.No : 378/724
Question By : Sumayyah

It has become a custom in our area that before the funeral prayer, the dead person is shown be it male or female, where all people along with spouse and relatives see his/her face. How far it is right in the sight of Islam?

 

Reply By : Md. Asad
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful

The answer to your question is as follows

If the dead person is male, the men and his Mahram females can see his face with the intention to take lessons. Ghair Mahram females are not allowed to see males face. If the dead person is female, then women and Mahram males only can see her face. Strangers are prohibited to look at the Ghair Mahramí»s face even after death.

And Allah knows the bes

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