Looking at the deceased wife's face

Q: Does a husband become a 'ghair mahram' of his wife when she dies due to which he cannot see her face?


A: After the demise of the wife, the husband is allowed to look at the face of his wife. However, he is not allowed to touch her body.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

ويمنع زوجها من غسلها و مسها لا من النظر اليها على الاصح. وقالت الائمة الثلاثة يجوز. (الدر المختار 2/198)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)