Guidelines for a ghusal khana

Q: A ghusal khana was constructed in our locality. We want to put up a poster on the wall with a few guidelines regarding the ghusal khana,for example:

1. There should be no mixing of males and females.

2. Only those carrying out the ghusal and those assisting in the ghusal should be present, others should wait outside.

3. Silence should be maintained in the ghusal khana at all times.

4. No item of the ghusal khana should be removed for personal use.

5. No pictures or videos should be taken at any time.

We would appreciate if you could please correct and approve the above together with adding more points.

A: The points that are mentioned are good. Nowadays the greater precaution should be taken in covering the body at the time of ghusl, a thick dark coloured cloth measuring approximately one and half metres in length and one and half metres in breadth should be used to cover the mayyit's body.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)