Delaying The Janaazah

Question

Is it permissible to delay the Janazah Salaah to wait for family members to arrive from far off places?

Answer

It is Makrooh to delay the Janaazah Salaah with the  excuse of waiting for family members to arrive.Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has said in a Hadith:

I do not see with regards to Talha except that he will pass away shortly, so inform me of it, and hasten, because it is not approriate to hold back the corpse of a Muslim amongst his family.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

(يجب) وظاهر الآية أنه فرض نهر ج ٦ ٥ قوله و تعجيله اي تعجيل جهازه عقب تحقق موته و لذا كره تأخير صلاته و دفنه ليصلي عليه جمع عظيم بعد الجمعة
(رد المحتار شامي ٢\٢٣٩

و يبادر في تجهيزه و لا يؤخر (هندية ١\١٥٧ مكتبه ماجدية كوئته)
(النهر الفائق ١\٤٠٠ قديمي)
(البحر الرائق ٢\١٩١ مكتبة ماجدية كوئته) 
(طحطاوي علي مراقي الفلاح ٢٢ ٥ ) 

ابو داود ٢\٩٤ ادارة تاليفات اشرفية

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