Forbidden times to bury the deceased

Reference: Fataawa li Ahlil-Mayyit – Question 18, Page 22
Fataawa Islaamiyyah – Volume 2, Page 28

Question: Is it permissible to perform the funeral prayer over the deceased during the forbidden times?

Response: It is permissible to perform the funeral prayer over the deceased during the long forbidden times, such as after Salaat al-‘Asr and after Salaat al-Fajr.

However, it is not permissible during the short forbidden times, such as:

  1. whilst the sun is setting, until it sets, and
  2. whilst it is rising until it reaches the length of a spear, and [also]
  3. while the sun is directly above [causing no shadow], until this passes.

So it is not permissible to bury the deceased during these times.

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.