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Praying after dissecting bodies

Fatwaa ID: 362


Respected mufti saab..

can we pray namaaz after dissecting bodies cuz the smell sticks to our clothes and were touching the dead body and is the embalming fluid impure?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

At the outset, it is not clear what the purpose in the enquired situation is for dissecting. It is not permissible to dissect the body of a human being unless there is a genuine need. Nevertheless, as long as there is no impurity on your body or clothes from the dissecting, you may perform salaah with those clothing on. As far as the embalming fluid is concerned, it depends on its ingredients.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

06/19/1444 AH – 01/12/2023 CE | AML1-6859

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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