recently at school, Ive been teaching the Year 9 about rites of passage and in particular death, last week i was talking about washing a dead body in Islam (Ghusl) and i asked them a question?
'a man dies in a place where there are no other men, and the woman present are not related to him, would Ghusl be performed on this man?'
before asking this question i had already explained what Ghusl was and how to perform it on the deceased.
hands started shooting up and i was given very different answers but not the correct one, then one girl in particular became very excited and kept saying 'choose me miss, i know the answer, please choose meeeeeeee'
i loved her enthusiasm so i asked to to go ahead and tell me the answer.
she said in a very loud and confident manner:
'well basically one of the woman would have to marry the dead corpse and then she could perform ghusl on him because she would be married to him!!!!!!!!'
i couldn't help but laugh...
funny thing was she was being very serious.
the other girls just stared at her
and one bright girl called her a necrophilist, which i had to tell her of for but then the whole class wanted to know what one was aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrhhhhhh.