Is it permissible for those who wash the dead to be given payment for their work or does this deprive them of Allah’s Reward?
It is better that the person who undertakes the washing of the dead be one of the Muslims who are present at the time, and that it is done voluntarily, seeking the reward from Allah (Exalted be He). If they are given afterwards a fee for washing the corpse from the deceased’s money or from a member of their family, there is nothing wrong with that. We hope that this will not deprive them of Allah’s Reward, if in the first place they were hopeful of attaining it. If there is no volunteer, it is permissible to hire someone to do the washing.