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Do you own a Kafan?

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  1. 1. Do you own a Kafan?

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I bought mine from Karbala.

The seller was funny. He was trying g to sell me the more expensive Kafan by say, "Dis one - very fast to jannah" . So I bought the more expensive one. Hehehe. That was about $15.

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$15 is cheap.  A very good kafan begins at $50.

There is certain a3mal that can be done on a kafan.

Does anyone have any information where I can get a special kafan in Karbala or Mashad?

I want it in cotton and not an uncomfortable material.

I want the du32 written in z3faran and not printed.

Does anyone have names, friends, contacts I can email or text?

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

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2 hours ago, Laayla said:

$15 is cheap.  A very good kafan begins at $50.

There is certain a3mal that can be done on a kafan.

Does anyone have any information where I can get a special kafan in Karbala or Mashad?

I want it in cotton and not an uncomfortable material.

I want the du32 written in z3faran and not printed.

Does anyone have names, friends, contacts I can email or text?

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

:salam:

Written a3mal could fade with time. May Allah grant you a long life anyway.

PS: I would personally find it very weird to get a kafan as a gift. Just like I would find it weird to be taken for a visit to a graveyard. Even though they are mustahab things.

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4 hours ago, Hameedeh said:

Someone voted Other. Can we make our own kafan instead of buying it?

I think yeah. I was thinking to hold Noha Imam Hussain sessions at my home (you can do it in a mosque as well), and give some pieces of cloth to people to wipe their eyes with those pieces. I collect them at the end, sew them together and make my Kafan with Imam Hussain tears.

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14 minutes ago, AmirAlmuminin Lover said:

I think yeah. I was thinking to hold Noha Imam Hussain sessions at my home (you can do it in a mosque as well), and give some pieces of cloth to people to wipe their eyes with those pieces. I collect them at the end, sew them together and make my Kafan with Imam Hussain tears.

That is a unique idea! I'm not sure if that would be allowed. In the Hajj, the pilgrims wear white clothes that cannot be sewn.

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@Anonymous2144

Oh brother, this is when you need m3rafat to know what is going to happen to you.

We pay so much money in dunya for materialistic things, that have no merit.

But we are not going to pay extra for our Kafan, that we will be resurrected with it, youm al qiyammah and our standing in front of the final court session of angels, people,

and our Creator.

Now as we are in the days of Dhul hujjah, Arafah is supposed to remind us of Youm al qiyammah.

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On 8/13/2018 at 11:17 PM, AmirAlmuminin Lover said:

I think yeah. I was thinking to hold Noha Imam Hussain sessions at my home (you can do it in a mosque as well), and give some pieces of cloth to people to wipe their eyes with those pieces. I collect them at the end, sew them together and make my Kafan with Imam Hussain tears.

 

On 8/13/2018 at 11:26 PM, Hameedeh said:

That is a unique idea! I'm not sure if that would be allowed. In the Hajj, the pilgrims wear white clothes that cannot be sewn.

Sorry sewn is not allowed.

I rubbed my "fast-track" Kafan against all the shrines in Najaf and karbala.

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49 minutes ago, ShiaMan14 said:

Sorry sewn is not allowed.

I rubbed my "fast-track" Kafan against all the shrines in Najaf and karbala.

Thanks. We still can cry over Imam Hussain and wipe our tears with our Kafan. Rubbing Kafan against shrines in Najaf and Karbala is a good idea too. Unfortunately, I haven't done Zyarat Najaf and Karbala. Inshaallah I go with my wife and buy two Kafans once I get married (please do dua).

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10 minutes ago, AmirAlmuminin Lover said:

Thanks. We still can cry over Imam Hussain and wipe our tears with our Kafan. Rubbing Kafan against shrines in Najaf and Karbala is a good idea too. Unfortunately, I haven't done Zyarat Najaf and Karbala. Inshaallah I go with my wife and buy two Kafans once I get married (please do dua).

Inshallah brother.

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4 hours ago, Zurushkan said:

I looked up a Kafan and from what I seem to understand they're cloths used to wrap the deceased?

Yes. In English we use the word shroud. Same thing. 

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On 8/10/2018 at 11:42 PM, Laayla said:

Do you know it is mustahab to own a kafan?

If I knew any of you in real life, would you think I'm weird if I gave you kafan as a gift?

Someone in the UK, a ShiaChat member, wanted to send me a kafan as a gift. I was deeply touched by the generosity, but declined. I think it is best to give it as a gift in person, to someone you know in real life. Maybe it's best to talk to the person before you give them the kafan. You could say that you have a kafan that you want to give to someone but you wonder if they would be offended by that. Then explain how it's mustahab to own the kafan before you need it. If that person thinks that is very kind of you, you could say that he/she is the one you want to give the kafan. Of course they might be shocked but you can reassure them that the gift was made with a good intention. If the person refuses, then have the same talk and give it to someone else.

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Salam aleykom guys, 

If I want to ask my relatives to get me a kafan, what should I tell them about its specifics? 

Is there more reward in buying a kafan from Karbala, Najaf, or Kadhmia or are they all equal? 

What else should one remember or focus on regarding kafans?

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56 minutes ago, Carlzone said:

Salam aleykom guys, 

If I want to ask my relatives to get me a kafan, what should I tell them about its specifics? 

Is there more reward in buying a kafan from Karbala, Najaf, or Kadhmia or are they all equal? 

What else should one remember or focus on regarding kafans?

The first and most important thing is that cafan must be of 100% halal money.

Most of our money is halal/haram mixed nowadays ...

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On 8/16/2018 at 8:09 AM, ShiaMan14 said:

Sorry sewn is not allowed

 

On 8/14/2018 at 8:56 AM, Hameedeh said:

That is a unique idea! I'm not sure if that would be allowed. In the Hajj, the pilgrims wear white clothes that cannot be sewn.

Sewn kafan is allowed (according to all Ulama)

It's only makrooh (according to some Ulama)

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1 hour ago, ShiaMan14 said:

Pls cite references.

Why take a chance with makrouh?

First, burden of proof is upon who claims it's haram;

 

2nd, couldn't find English reference:

دوخته بودن کفن مکروه است

[۱]

 و در صورت نیاز به دوختن، بنابر مشهور مستحب است بانخ گرفته شده از کفن دوخته شود.

[۲]

Sewing kafan is makrooh; and if it needs sewing it's better to use threads from the kafan itself (also and not moisturize it with saliva) according to the most known fatwa.

http://wikifeqh.ir/دوخته

Arabic (urwatu alwuthqa)

http://lib.eshia.ir/10027/2/79/الثاني

فصل فی مکروهات الکفن

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12 hours ago, mesbah said:

First, burden of proof is upon who claims it's haram;

 

2nd, couldn't find English reference:

دوخته بودن کفن مکروه است

[۱]

 و در صورت نیاز به دوختن، بنابر مشهور مستحب است بانخ گرفته شده از کفن دوخته شود.

[۲]

Sewing kafan is makrooh; and if it needs sewing it's better to use threads from the kafan itself (also and not moisturize it with saliva) according to the most known fatwa.

http://wikifeqh.ir/دوخته

Arabic (urwatu alwuthqa)

http://lib.eshia.ir/10027/2/79/الثاني

فصل فی مکروهات الکفن

Why would anyone want to give a makrouh thing to their departed family member?

You've gone from mustahab to makrouh.

As a precaution, go with instituted. I have bought Kafan in Shaam, Najaf and Karbala - always unstitched.

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17 minutes ago, mesbah said:

I don't exactly know what you are talking about brother.

You said sewn kafan is haram and I said it is not haram. That's it.

Salaam. I said it is not allowed; I didn't say it is haram.

Makrouh things are not allowed unless under extenuating circumstances.

Pls ignore the "mustahab" comment.

 

 

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