Al-Kāfi - Volume 3 > People Who Die in Ships and Cannot Be Brought Ashore or Are Naked
Hadith #4

4ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنْ مَرْوَانَ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ عَمَّارِ بْنِ مُوسَى قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) مَا تَقُولُ فِي قَوْمٍ كَانُوا فِي سَفَرٍ فَهُمْ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى سَاحِلِ الْبَحْرِ فَإِذَا هُمْ بِرَجُلٍ مَيِّتٍ عُرْيَانٍ قَدْ لَفَظَهُ الْبَحْرُ وَهُمْ عُرَاةٌ لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِمْ إِلاَّ إِزَارٌ كَيْفَ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَيْهِ وَهُوَ عُرْيَانٌ وَلَيْسَ مَعَهُمْ فَضْلُ ثَوْبٍ يُكَفِّنُونَهُ فِيهِ قَالَ يُحْفَرُ لَهُ وَيُوضَعُ فِي لَحْدِهِ وَيُوضَعُ اللَّبِنُ عَلَى عَوْرَتِهِ لِتَسْتُرَ عَوْرَتُهُ بِاللَّبِنِ ثُمَّ يُصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ يُدْفَنُ قَالَ قُلْتُ فَلاَ يُصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ إِذَا دُفِنَ قَالَ لاَ يُصَلَّى عَلَى الْمَيِّتِ بَعْدَ مَا يُدْفَنُ وَلاَ يُصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ وَهُوَ عُرْيَانٌ حَتَّى تُوَارَى عَوْرَتُهُ.

4. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn abu Nasr from Marwan ibn Muslim from ‘Ammar ibn Musa who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘What do you say about a people who walk during a journey on the sea shore; they find a dead man who is naked, thrown out by the ocean and they also are naked except for a loin cloth on them; how do they perform Salah (prayer) for him when he is naked? They do not have extra clothes with them to use as shroud for him. He (the Imam) said, ‘A grave is dug and he is placed in it and with a piece of brick placed on his private parts, Salah (prayer) is performed for him and then he is buried.’ I (the narrator) asked. ‘Can Salah (prayer) be made after he is buried? He (the Imam) said, ‘Once a deceased is buried Salah (prayer) is not performed, nor when he is naked and before his private parts are covered.’”