What does one do with an amputated limb?

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Question:

What does one do with an amputated limb?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

An amputated limb should be buried.  It does not require a ghusl (ritual bath) and neither is Salāh al-Janāzah performed on it.  Simply wrap it up in a cloth and bury it.[1]

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi,
www.darulfiqh.com

 


[1]  وَإِنْ وُجِدَ نِصْفُهُ من غَيْرِ الرَّأْسِ أو وُجِدَ نِصْفُهُ مَشْقُوقًا طُولًا فإنه لَا يُغَسَّلُ وَلَا يُصَلَّى عليه وَيُلَفُّ في خِرْقَةٍ وَيُدْفَنُ فيها كَذَا في الْمُضْمَرَاتِ (الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 159 مكتبة الرشيدية)

 

(وُجِدَ رَأْسُ آدَمِيٍّ) أَوْ أَحَدُ شِقَّيْهِ (لَا يُغَسَّلُ وَلَا يُصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ) بَلْ يُدْفَنُ إلَّا أَنْ يُوجَدَ أَكْثَرُ مِنْ نِصْفِهِ وَلَوْ بِلَا رَأْسٍ (الدر المختار من نسخة حاشية ابن عابدين ج 2 ص 199 أيج أيم سعيد)

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