Ruling on Adhan after burying the dead in the grave

Question:

In Bangladesh, we call the Adhan after burying the dead in the grave. Scholars differed on this issue; some of them permit it while others don’t. What is the legal ruling concerning this matter?

Answer:

It is not permissible to call the Adhan (call to Prayer) or Iqamah (call to start the Prayer) at the grave after burying the dead or before burying him. In fact, it is an act of Bid’ah (innovation in religion). It was authentically reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Anyone who introduces anything into this matter of ours (Islam) that is not part of it will have it rejected. “ Agreed upon Hadith narrated on the authority of ‘Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her). [1]

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

[1] Sahih Al-Bukhari [Book on reconciliation] no. 2697; Sahih Muslim [Book on judicial decisions] no. 1718; Abu Dawud[Book on Al-Sunnah] no. 4606; Ibn Majah [Introduction] no. 14; Musnad Ahmad p. 6/240

  • Date: Dhul-Qa'dah 25, 1441 AH
  • Source: Fatwas of the Permanent Committee of KSA no.3549
  • Muftis: Shaykh Ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq al-Afify , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Qa'ud