Ruling on reciting Surah Ya-Sin over the dead

Question:

What is the ruling on reciting the Surah of Ya-Sin over the dead, with the intention of dedicating the reward to them? Is that permissible? If it is, what is the evidence?

Answer:

Reciting the Qur’an with the intention of dedicating the reward to the deceased person is bid’ah (religious innovation), because there is no evidence to support that act. Furthermore, a Hadith has been reported concerning the recitation of Surah Ya-Sin upon the dying person, but it is a da’if (weak) Hadith that does not stand as proof. Therefore, it is impermissible to continue doing this bid’ah.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions

  • Source(s): Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah, Fatwa no. 20794, Question 1