Offering condolences to the relatives of the deceased

Reference: Fataawa li Ahlil-Mayyit – Question 32, Page 36
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa – Volume 9, Page 134

Question: Someone died and we went to bury him, and [afterwards] some of us offered our condolences to the relatives of the deceased at the graveside. So is this permissible?

Response: This is permissible, and there is no specific time nor place [legislated] in which to offer condolences.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

- 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.

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