Q: During funeral of mother or father, who reserves more rights of taking funeral decisions (time fixing, etc)?
A: If the father dies, then his son has more rights than anyone else with regards to decisions related to the funeral, provided the son is capable of making decisions. If the mother dies then her husband (the father) has more rights in this regard. If a woman’s husband is not alive when she dies, then her son who is her wali will assume decision-making at the time of the funeral.
Answered by: Moulana Nazeem Moosagie; Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai