Who should help with the burial arrangements

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Q: In case of a death in a family, for example the father dies, then who is responsible for fulfilling the requirements such as bringing kafan, digging the grave, making arrangements for the guests to sit and stay, and so on? Because the near ones such as the wife, sons and daughters of the deceased are in grief, so they are not in a position to make necessary arrangements.


A: Those who are closest to him should help in all these matters.

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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