Janaazah Salaah Without The Presence Of The Deceased

Question

I would like to find out the ruling with regards to performing janazah salaah in a different town, city or country without the janazah being present. eg. a persons janazah takes place in Azaadville and other janazah salaahs are being read in Durban or Zambia, etc.

Answer

It is not permissible according to the Hanafi Maadhab to perform Janaazah Salaah while theJanaazah is not present.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

بدائع الصنائع ج 1 ص 312 دار الكتب العلمية 

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