Honour and respect at the time of tajhiiz and takfiin (preparation for burial)

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1. Sayyidina ‘Amr bin Diinaar Radiyallahu 'Anhu said: "The ruh of a deceased after dying remains in the hands of an angel, (from where) it observes how his body is being given ghusl; how kafan is put on; how it is being carried. While the body is still on the bier, the angel says to him, listen to the people praising you." – Abu Nu‘aym in the ‘Hulyah’.

Commentary: The same type of narration has been narrated by lbn Abid Dunyaa from Sufyaan RA, that the Malaa’ikah say this same thing to him. The aim of the angel is to show the respect of the people at that moment and create hope for the future.