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Travelling a distance to attend a janaazah

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1. Is it advisable to travel for a funeral to another island?

2. Can we delay the funeral activities for any means? 



1. If it is that you also need to offer condolences and comfort to the bereaved then it is permissible.

2. The shariah has recommended that the process of janaazah should be hastened.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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