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Ghusls of the Dead
Q: My question is about the method of ghusl of the dead, how many times it should be done and what things to be put with the corpse?
A: The body of a deceased person has to be given 3 ghusls:
a- with sidr water (water mixed with leaves of zilyphus lotus),
b- with camphor water and finally
c- with pure water.
After that thay apply ḥanūt, shroud the corpse, say prayer on the dead and bury. It is mustaḥabb to put two fresh-cut sticks — it is preferred to be from a palm tree — with the corpse. It is also mustaḥabb to hold ceremonies to express one’s condolences to the dead’s relatives.
By: Ismail Zabeeh
HOLY NAJAF, Iraq: At a rare meeting with journalists at his home on Sunday, Al-Marjay Al-Aa’la Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Al-Husseini As-Sistani dispelled reports of being seriously ill.
An AFP correspondent who was among those who gathered at Sistani’s house in the central holy city of Najaf said the Ayatollah appeared to be in good health and did not seek any aid during the encounter, which lasted almost 15 minutes.