Fulfilling a dying man’s request to be buried in a different city

Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/15738

Question: When a man dies in a [particular] city, and had requested [upon death] he be buried in different city, then is it obligatory to fulfill his [dying] request?

Response: Yes, so long as [fulfilling his dying request] does not:

  • cause difficulty [for those responsible for his burial];
  • delay his burial;
  • harm him nor his family in any way

…then there is no harm in fulfilling his [dying] request.

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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