If one of my relatives dies and


A: Only those people who have a task to do, such as pouring water, should attend the washing of the dead person. No one is allowed to look at or touch the `Awrah of the dead; neither the person who washes the body of the dead nor anybody else, except in case of necessity. Moreover, when doing Istinja' (cleansing the private parts with water) for the body of the deceased person, the person who is performing this process should cover his hands with a piece of cloth.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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