Direction To Lay The Janaazah Down At Home

Question

What is the correct procedure of laying down the Janaaza when it is brought home after ghusl, before taken for Janaaza salaat/burial? The current practice in most places is to make the body lie on the back with the feet stretched in the direction of Qibla. Is such correct?

Answer

The best way, is that the right of the Janaazah should be towards Qibla, while the body will be lying on its back. If one chooses to stretch the feet towards Qibla, there is no problem with that also. 

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

سوال:(الف) ميت کو غسل سے قبل چارپا ئی ميں کس رخ لٹايا جاۓ يعنی سر اور پير کس سمت ہو؟

                                                                                                                                                                                              (ب)غسل کے وقت کس سمت پر سر رکھا جاۓ؟

                                                                                                                                                                                          (ج)غسل کے بعد جنازہ لے جانے سے قبل ميت کو پارپائی پر کس رخ رکھا جاۓ يعنی سر اور پير کس سمت ہو؟

الجواب حادا ومصليا:

                                                                                                                                                                                       (الف)انتقال سے پہلے شمال کی طرف سر اور جنوب کی طرف پيرکر کے قبلہ رخ کر ديا جائے پھر اسی طرح پر رہے-

                                                                                                                                                                                          (ب)جس رخ پرموقع کے لحاظ سے آسان ومناسب ہو-

                                                                                                                                                                                             (ج)قبلہ رخ ہو تو بہتر ہے جيسا کہ اوپر والے جواب ميں مذکور  ہے-[فتاوی محموديہ-فاروقيہ/ج8/ص490]

(وَيُوضَعُ) كَمَا مَاتَ (كَمَا تَيَسَّرَ) فِي الْأَصَحِّ (عَلَى سَرِيرٍ مُجَمَّرٍ وِتْرًا)-(الدرالمختار).(قَوْلُهُ فِي الْأَصَحِّ) وَقِيلَ يُوضَعُ إلَى الْقِبْلَةِ طُولًا، وَقِيلَ: عَرْضًا كَمَا فِي الْقَبْرِ-(ردالمحتار/ج2/ص194-195)

وَكَيْفِيَّةُ الْوَضْعِ عِنْدَ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا: ‌الْوَضْعُ ‌طُولًا كَمَا فِي حَالَةِ الْمَرَضِ إذَا أَرَادَ الصَّلَاةَ بِإِيمَاءٍ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ اخْتَارَ الْوَضْعَ عَرْضًا كَمَا يُوضَعُ فِي الْقَبْرِ وَالْأَصَحُّ أَنَّهُ يُوضَعُ كَمَا تَيَسَّرَ اهـ.(البحر الرائق/ج2/ص185)

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