Offering sincere words of religious advice at the graveside

Reference: ad-Durar an-Naadhirah fil-Fataaawa al-Mu’aasirah – Pages 676-677
Ibn Baaz – ad-Da’wah 1560, Jumaada al-Oolaa 1417AH

Question: Is there any evidence as to the legality of offering sincere words of religious advice at the graveside, since some of the people object to this. We [kindly] request you advise us, and may Allaah make great your reward?

Response: It has been established on the authority of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) more than once that he offered sincere words of religious advice to the people at the graveside while they were awaiting the burial; and with that [example] it is known that offering sincere words of religious advice by the graveside is a legislated matter which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did, for that which it includes of the remembrance of death, Paradise and the [Hell] Fire and other than that from the affairs of the Hereafter and encouraging [the people] to prepare [themselves] for the meeting with Allaah. And Allaah is the Expounder of All success.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- 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.