Maliks Muwatta Book 16, Hadith Number 12.

Section : The Prohibition Against Following the Bier with a Burning Torch.

Yahya related to me from Malik from Hisham ibn Urwa that Asma bint Abi Bakr said to her family, “Perfume my clothes with incense when I die and then embalm me. Do not put any of the embalming substance on my shroud, and do not follow me with a burning torch.”

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