Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 18 Muharram 1444

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Is it permissible to bury males and females together in a single grave? What if the deceased left instructs barring a certain person from attending his funeral, is executing his directive obligatory?

Is it permissible to bury males and females together in a single grave? What if the deceased left instructs barring a certain person from attending his funeral, is executing his directive obligatory?

Answer

It is impermissible to bury women and men in the same grave except in cases of extreme necessity. If this is truly necessary, a barrier of earth must be erected between them; the man is to be buried at the front of the grave and the woman at the back.
Such a will is not to be implemented. A person must not prevent another from following his funeral procession or from praying the funeral prayer over him.

And God Almighty knows best.