Walking in Front of Janazah (Funeral) ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the legality of walking in front of Janazah (funeral) for people who deliver him/her to the grave. If we have ever taken Janazah to the grave, of course, we know that we can walk in front of him /her, behind him/her, on his/her right side, or on his/her left side. The celebration, may we walk in front of him/her?
As usual, before I answer the question above, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.
Hadith About Walking in Front of Janazah (Funeral)
The hadith about walking in front of Janazah (funeral) that I mean is as follows;
عَنْ سَالِمٍ عَنْ أَبِيْهِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا ؛ أَنَّهُ رَأَى النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَبَا بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرٍ وَهُمْ يَمْشُوْنَ أَمَامَ الْجَنَازَةٍ . رَوَاهُ الْخَمْسَةُ
From Salim from his father radliyallahu ‘anhuma, that he (his father) had seen Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr, and Umar walked in front of Janazah. The hadith is narrated by five people (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’I, Ibn Majah).
There are some important things related to the above hadith that we need to know;
One; The hadith explains, that people who deliver Janazah (funeral) to the grave are encouraged to walk in front of the Janazah.