Completing and straightening the rows in the funeral prayer

Reference: Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen – Volume 13, Fatwa No.394

Question: What is the ruling of completing and straightening the rows for the funeral prayer?

Response: The rows in the funeral prayer are like other rows, except the scholars have recommended the rows should not have less than three [men], even if the first rows are incomplete.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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