Ruling on delaying the burial.

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Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is it permissible to delay the Salatul janazah and burial of the deceased for the son of a deceased to reach the Janazah?

This delay would be at least 12 hours.


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

It is disliked to delay the Salatul Janazah or the burial procedure unless there is a genuine reason to do so.[1]

This is due to the hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) where he said,” Hasten the burial.[2]


Only Allāh Ta’ālā knows best

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Dārul Iftā Birmingham


[1] Allamah Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar (Damascus: Dar al-Thaqafah, 2000), 5:328.


[2]Sahih Muslim Hadith 2188


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