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One of my friend`s mother died few days ago and he was not aware of it as he work abroad.

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assalamu alaikum, dear brother in islam, i really apreciate your service you provide thru this site, may allah reward you accordingly. i just want to ask you one question. one of my friend`s mother died few days ago and he was not aware of it as he work abroad. after few days he came to know about his mother`s death and now he wants to performe janaza prayers for his mother which is already done in his home town. my question is, is it permissioble in sharia to perform janaza prayers in abroad for the second time?

 

thanks and regards, may allah bless you

wassalaam,

hassan

 

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Funeral burial prayer in absentia

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.406 Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah

The Prophet (saws) said, "Today a pious man from Ethiopia (i.e. An Najashi) has expired, come on to offer the funeral prayer." (Jabir said): "We lined up in rows and after that the Prophet (saws) led the funeral prayer and I was in the second row."

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) himself led the funeral prayer in absentia in the city Medina of An-Najashi, the King of Ehiopia, who had died in a distant and foreign land and was a believer. In light of the above authentic narration, it is absolutely permissible and legal in Shariah for the believers to offer a funeral prayer of their deceased loved one in absentia from a distant land.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

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