Continuing the taraaweeh prayer or accompanying the janaazah

Reference: Fataawa as-Siyaam libni Jibreen – Page 176, Fatwa No.194

Question: Which is better: completing the taraaweeh prayer or accompanying the janaazah (burial)?

Response: I am of the opinion that accompanying the janaazah is better as the opportunity can pass by and it is not continuous, as for the taraaweeh [prayer], then there is a possibility to make it up even on ones own. And there is no doubt that the relatives of the deceased assume the (lead in his) burial as it is a fardh kifaayah.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.