Passing Away by Drowning at Sea or Falling into a Well

Passing Away by Drowning at Sea

If a person drowns in the ocean and there are no traces of the body, then there will be no ghusal, kafan or Janaazah Salaah.[1]

Passing Away by Falling into a Well

If a person fell in a well and passed away, then if the body can be retrieved, the ghusal, kafan and Janaazah Salaah will be carried out as normal. If the body cannot be retrieved, then there will be no ghusal or kafan. However, Janaazah Salaah will be performed at the well.[1]


[1] وشرطها أيضا حضوره (ووضعه) وكونه هو أو أكثر (أمام المصلي) (الدر المختار ٢/٢٠٨)

تنبيه ينبغي أن يكون في حكم من دفن بلا صلاة من تردى في نحو بئر أو وقع عليه بنيان ولم يمكن إخراجه بخلاف ما لو غرق في بحر لعدم تحقق وجوده أمام المصلي تأمل (رد المحتار ٢/٢٢٤)

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