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Reward for People Who Care for Janazah (Funeral)

Islamic Rule Studies: Hi all readers! In this article I will explain the reward for people who care for janazah (funeral) until he/she is buried. As we already know, Muslims who have died have some rights that must be given by Muslims who are still alive, such as being bathed, given clothes, praying for him /her, and buried. Of course, not all people who are still alive are willing to do that, especially if the janazah (funeral) is not liked by people who are still alive. That is why Allah will give a special reward for people who care for janazah (funeral).

As usual, before I explain the reward for people who care for janazah (funeral) further, I will first quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows;

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةُ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ مَنْ شَهِدَ الْجَنَازَةَ حَتَّى يُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْهَا فَلَهُ قِيْرَاطٌ ، وَمَنْ شَهِدَهَا حَتَّى تُدْفَنَ فَلَهُ قِيْرَطَانِ . قِيْلَ ؛ وَمَا الْقِيْرَاطَانِ ؟ قَالَ ؛ مِثْلُ الْجَبَلَيْنِ الْعَظِيْمَيْنِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu ‘anhu, he said, “Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever comes to janazah (funeral) until he prays for the deceased, then he gets a reward as big as Qirath. Whoever comes to janazah (funeral) (and prayers for janazah) until the deceased is buried, then he gets a reward of two Qiraths.” Then asked, “What are the two Qiraths?” He said, “Like two big mountains.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

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There are some important things about this hadith that we need to know;

One; The hadith explains about the advice to go to Janazah, pray for him/her, deliver him/her to the grave (until he/she is buried).

Two; The hadith explains about the rights of Janazah and his/her glory, that people who care for him/her will get a lot of rewards.

Three; The hadith explains about Allah’s grace for people who have died, because Allah has doubled the reward for those who care for him/her.

All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the reward for people who care for janazah (funeral). Now, do you all understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you in the next article!

Reference;

Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 184-185.

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