Maliks Muwatta Book 16, Hadith Number 2.

Section : Washing the Dead.

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ayyub ibn Abi Tamima as-Sakhtayani from Muhammad ibn Sirin that Umm Atiyya al-Ansariyya said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came to us when his daughter died and said, ‘Wash her three times, or five, or more than that if you think it necessary, with water and lotus leaves, and at the end put on some camphor, or a little camphor, and when you have finished let me know.’ When we finished we told him, and he gave us his waist-wrapper and said, ‘Shroud her with this.'”

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