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Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:45

WASHING THE BODY
1. A male's body is to be washed by a male.
2. A female's body should be
washed by a female.
3. A minor's body can be washed by either a man or a woman
4. A husband can
wash his wife's body and vice versa.

PROCEDURE FOR WASHING THE BODY
1. Place the body on the washing table.
2.
Keeping the private parts of the body covered, remove all other garments from the body.
3. Gently but firmly press the stomach and clean out by a towel or cloth any excertions that may have resulted by stomach pressing.
The body is now ready for washing.
Body should be washed with your hands or a piece of clean cloth. Use clean and warm water to wash the body.

1.First perform Istinja & ablution (wudu) for the body.    Do not forget to clean the teeth, nose and ears also.                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. The body is to be washed three times, five times or seven times-always an odd number of times.
3
. For each washing, first place the body on its left and wash the right side using warm water and soap. Then place it on its right side and wash the left side. Male's hair should be unbraided, washed and combed. Female's hair should be gathered into two braids, with loose hair at end of each braid.
4. For the final washing,
scented water (non-alcoholic scent) can be used.
5
. Generous application of non-alcoholic perfume can be made on various parts of the body.

6. Now wrap the body with (KAFAN) sheets.

 

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