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Please answer: 1) Is putting itr on the kafn permissible. 2) Please explain the position of Muwatta Imam Malik. 3) If someone made wasiyah for so and so to bath him, to give him kafan, to pray his janazah salaah ect. Will the wasiyah be fulfilled whereas the wali has more right for these things? 4) Inform me about the position of Muwatta Imam Malik 5) What answer can be given about the qamees to the riwayah of Saheeh Boukhari that there was no qamees and imamah in the kafan of Rasoululullaah (SAW)? Bayyinou Toujarou Jazakum …

الجواب حامداومصليا
1- Yes applying Itr (non-alcoholic) perfume over the Kafan (shroud) is permissible according to the opinion of all four Imams (Imam Shafi, Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal).
2- If your question is about the status of Muwatta of Imam Malik then you should know that it is one of greatest and most authentic books of Hadith collection. If your question regarding the opinion of Imam Malik about applying perfume over Kafan then it has already been stated above that it is permissible.
3- It is not necessary to fulfill such Wasiyyah. Although it remains desirable to fulfill such permissible wills if there is no apparent reason to deny them.
4- I am not aware of the opinion of Imam Malik on this issue.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America
الشافعية قالوا: وكيفيته أن يبسط أحسن اللفائف وأوسعها ويوضع عليه حنوط-نوع من الطيب-ونحوه كالكافور
الحنفية قالوا: ويندب تبخير الكفن
المالكية قالوا:ويندب تبخير الكفن وأن يوضع الطيب داخل كل لفافة
الحنابلة قالوا:وأن يجعل الحنوط وهو أخلاط من طيب فيما بينها