Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the obligation for people who see janazah (funeral). As an explanation, if we are now sitting, then suddenly there are some people who are walking to deliver the body to the grave, then there is an obligation that we must do. There is a specific purpose why Islam requires us to do that. As Muslims, we must know that.
By the way, do you already know what is the obligation for people who see janazah (funeral)? If you don’t know that yet, then you should read this article to the end!
As usual, before I explain the obligation for people who see janazah (funeral), I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.
Hadith About Obligation for People Who See Janazah (Funeral)
The hadith about obligation for people who see janazah (funeral) that I mean is as follows;
عَنْ أَبِيْ سَعِيْدٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ إِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ الْجَنَازَةَ فَقُوْمُوْا ، فَمَنْ تَبِعَهَا فَلَا يَجْلِسْ حَتَّى تُوْضُعَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Sa’id radliyallahu ‘anhu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “If you see Janazah (funeral), then stand up! Whoever delivers the Janazah cannot sit until the janazah is placed (on the ground).” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
There are some important things about the above hadith that we need to know;