If the authorities do not allow the tayammum to be performed, then the deceased Muslim can be buried without ghusl or tayammum.
A.2 In this case, embalming is no longer required and there is no alternative.
A.3 The body must be shrouded using the three garments, even if it is on top of the bag. But if it is not possible to shroud the body with all three garments then it is enough to shroud it using the ones available, such as the Azar, which covers the entire body.
A.4 It is not permissible to cremate the body of a deceased Muslim. His relatives and other family members must prevent that and insist on burying the body according to what is required in the true Sharia.
A.5 It is permissible, but it is necessary if possible, to place the body on its right side and to turn his face towards the qiblah, as it would be if it was buried without a coffin.
A.6 It is not permissible to refuse the burial of the body in public cemeteries, and the authorities in charge should facilitate this matter.
Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center of New York is immensely grateful to the medical staff and hospital personnel in our city for their tireless efforts and for enduring through the dangerous circumstances of COVID 19. We were blessed today to show them a small token of our appreciation by bringing lunch to the staff at Jamaica Hospital. May Allah SWT give all those at the front lines the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome this calamity. We pray for the speedy recovery of the ailing and for the safety and health of everyone.
The Supreme Religious Authority called on traders who have foodstuffs to offer them for sale and not raise their prices, as well as to ensure that prices are subsidized, given what the country is going through at the present time which is witnessing a curfew, to limit the spread of the Corona virus pandemic in most Iraqi cities.
This came in the response of His Eminence, the supreme religious authority, Sayed Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, to a question received by his eminence's office.
Treating patients and caring for them and doing their affairs is a sufficient obligation for doctors, nurses, etc., but the relevant authorities must provide all the essentials supplies to protect them from the dangers of the disease and no failure will be accepted.
There is no doubt that the actions of those loved ones, despite all the challenges, is a great measure and is an effort that we cannot determine a price for it, even the importance of their work may be the same as the efforts of the heroic warrior forces at the borders who defend the country and its people.
Surely Allah (SWT) honors their efforts, and not only will grant them rewards in the Hereafter, but we hope to all who sacrificed their lives in this way, may be granted the reward and status the same as the martyrs’ on the Day of Resurrection. We appreciate them for their precious human action, and we ask God Almighty to protect them and protect them from any evil; as God is a Hearer.
Al-Iman School will also be closed till April 20th, 2020, as recommended by the Mayor of New York City. For any questions or concerns, please call the school office at 718-297-6522 or e-mail the principal at [email protected]
We will keep you posted for any updates. May ALLAH place his mercy upon those who passed away, and may Allah protect every one .
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