Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.033.

Section : Legal Status of the Shroud.Shrouding the body of the deceased, even it be with just one piece of cloth, is a collective obligation (fard kifayah) of the Muslims. Bukhari narrated from Khabbab that he said: "We migrated with Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him, seeking Allah's pleasure, and we hope He will reward … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.033.

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Section : Preferable Practices in Shrouding.In shrouding, the following practices are recommended and should be observed while preparing a body for burial.1. The shroud should be nice, clean, and large enough to cover the entire body. This is based on a narration of Ibn Majah and Tirmizhi, who regard it a sound hadith from Abu … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.033A.

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Section : Shrouding a Pilgrim.If a pilgrim dies, he is to be washed the same way any non-pilgrim is washed. He should be shrouded in his ihram (two pieces of seamless cloth which the pilgrims don during umrah or hajj. His head should not be covered, nor should any perfume be applied to his body, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.034.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.035.

Section : Extravagance in Shrouding is Disliked.A shroud should be nice, but not so extravagantly expensive that it would unduly burden a person.Ash-Shafi'i remarked, "Ali said: 'Do not be extravagant in shrouding me. I have heard Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him, say: "Do not be extravagant in preparing your shroud for it will soon … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.035.

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Section : Using Silk Cloth in the Shroud.It is not permissible for a man to be buried in a silk shroud, but it is permissible for a woman. This is based on the following saying of Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him, concerning silk and gold: "Both of these things, i.e. gold and silk, are … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.035A.

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Section : The Shroud Should Be Purchased with the Deceased's Money.A person who dies and leaves some money behind should have his shroud purchased with his money. If the deceased did not leave any money, then, whoever is responsible for taking care of his living expenses should provide his shroud. In case the deceased leaves … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.035B.