Kafn requirements for a male

KAFAN REQUIREMENTS FOR A MALE

The Kafan of a male should consist of three white winding sheets about{7 x 7 feet}, clean and large enough to conceal the whole body, after having been perfumed with incense. Use 4 tie ropes, each 7 feet long ( Figure (1) ).

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The material of the sheet should not be silk, nor should any gold be used.
STEPS OF SHROUDING :
The winding sheets should be spread out one on the top of the other . The deceased, covered with a sheet, is lifted and laid on his back on the winding sheets. Some scent or perfume may be put on those parts of the body upon which one rests during prostration that is the forehead, nose, hands, knees, and feet.
If it is possible the deceased’s left hand should be placed on his chest, then put his right hand on the left hand like the way in the Salaat (Prayer). The edge of the top sheet is folded over the deceased’s right side, then the other edge over his left side. Then the second sheet should be folded the same way. The third and
the largest sheet should be treated the same way.
These sheets should be fastened with a piece of cloth {Tie ropes}, one above the head, and another under the feet, and two around the body.