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Rules of Hunut.

584. After having given Ghusl to a dead body it is Wajib to give Hunut, which is to apply camphor on its forehead, both the palms, both the knees and both the big toes of its feet. It is Mustahab to apply camphor to the nose tip also. Camphor must be powdered and fresh, and if it is so stale that it has lost its fragrance, then it will not suffice

585. The recommended precaution is that camphor should first be applied on the forehead of the deceased. It is not necessary to observe sequence while applying camphor to other parts mentioned above

586. It is better that Hunut is given before Kafan, although there is no harm in giving Hunut during Kafan or even after

587. The person who is in Ihram for Hajj, if he/she dies before finishing Saee between Safa and Marvah, it is not necessary to perform Hunut for him/her. Also, if one dies in the state of Ihram for Umra, Hunut should not be performed for him/her

589. As an obligatory precaution, perfumes like musk, ambergris, and aloes-wood (Ud) should not be applied to the dead body, and these things should not be mixed with camphor

590. It is Mustahab to mix a small quantity of Turbat (soil of the land around the shrine of Imam Husayn) with camphor, but it should not be applied to those parts of the body, where its use may imply any disrespect. It is also necessary that the quantity of Turbat is not much, so that the identity of camphor does not change

591. If camphor is not available or the quantity available is just sufficient for Ghusl only, then it is not Wajib to apply Hunut. If it is not sufficient for administering Hunut to all 7 parts, it should be applied to forehead first.

592. It is also Mustahab that 2 pieces of fresh and green twigs are placed in the grave with the dead body.