Ghusal for a person who passes away due to coronavirus

Q: If a person suffering from coronavirus dies, it is said that he shouldn't be given ghusal. Instead, he should be wrapped in a sheet and burried. The doctors say that giving ghusal increases the chances of spread of virus. What does shariat command us?

A: The ghusl must be done.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)