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Can a husband bury his wife?

Q: Can a husband bury his wife and is he allowed to see her face? I heard the Nikah breaks and the husband is not allowed to see her face.

A: It is not permissible for him to touch her. However, It is permissible for him to look at her face, carry her shrouded Janazah and assist in lowering her body into the grave. He may bury her if there are no other Mahrams present.

And Allah Knows Best
Darul Ihsan Fatwa Dept.

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