40 day khatams for marhooms

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Are we allowed to have 40 day khatams for marhooms?


A: There is no basis for this. Each person should do esaale thawaab in his own time and place.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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