Ghusl for Touching a Dead Body

If a person touches a human dead body which has become cold and has not yet been given ghusl, he should do ghusl regardless of whether he touched it while sleep or awake, voluntarily or otherwise. Ghusl will also be wajib if his nail or bone touches the nail or bone of a dead body.

lf a person touches a dead body, which has not become entirely cold Ghusl will not be wajib, even if the part touched has become cold.

If a person brings his hair in contact with a body of a dead person, or if his body touches the hair of the dead person, ghusl will not become obligatory.

If a person touches a dead child or a foetus in which life has entered, then ghusl for touching it will be obligatory.

lf a person touches a dead body after it has been given three obligatory Ghusls, Ghusl for touching will not be wajib. However, if he touches any part of the dead body before the completion of 3 Ghusls he should do Ghusl for touching the dead body, even if the 3rd Ghusl of that part which he has touched may have been done.

lf a part is separated from a living person, or a dead body which has not yet been given Ghusls, and a Person touches that separated part he does not have to do any Ghusl even if that separated parts contains bones.

The method of doing Ghusl for touching the dead body is the Same as of Ghusl for Janabat. However, for a person who has done Ghusl for touching a dead bod, the recommended precaution is that he should perform Wudhu if he wants to pray.

One Ghusl is sufficient for one who touches several corpses or touches the same corpse a number fo times.

A person who has not done Ghusl after touching a dead body is not prohibited from halting or pausing in a masjid or from reciting the verses of the holy Qur'an which hasve obligatory Sajdah. However, he should do Ghusl for offering prayers or for other similar acts of worship.