Who should perform the Ghusl?


The Ghusl is a bath for the body of the dead person. An adult male should he bathed by his FATHER, SON or BROTHER. An adult female by her MOTHER, DAUGHTER or SISTER. If none of these persons are present then any near relative could carry out this duty (male for male and female for female).
If any of these are not in the position to perform the Ghusl, then the most pious person present should be requested to carry out this rite. The person giving the Ghusl should be assisted by others. The person performing the Ghusl must himself or herself be Pure and in a state of Wudhu. It is MAKROOH for a woman who is MENSTRUATING or in a state of NIFAAS (period after birth of a child) to perform the Ghusl.

  • If a MALE passes away and there are NO MALES to bathe him then no other woman besides his WIFE is permitted to carry out the Ghusl.
  • In the case of a WOMAN if there are no LADIES to perform the GHUSL, the HUSBAND CANNOT perform the Ghusl of his WIFE.
  • In both instance TAYAMMUM should be performed. The Tayammum for Ghusl is the same as that for Wudhu.
  • A CHILD who has NOT reached puberty (Male or Female) may be given Ghusl by any adult male or female if a member of the same sex is not available.