Pronouncing the adhaan & the iqaamah at the graveside

Reference: Majmoo’ Fataawa samaahatu ash-Shaykh Ibn Baaz – Page 757
al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa asla lahu – Page 187

Question: What is the ruling concerning (pronouncing) the adhaan and the iqaamah at the graveside after burial?

Response: There is no doubt that this is an innovation and not from that which Allaah has revealed. This has not been transmitted from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) nor from his Companions, and all good is derived from following their manner and path, as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says:

{And the first to embrace Islaam of the Muhaajiroon and the Ansaar and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allaah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him}, [Soorah at-Towbah, Aayah 100].

And the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours (i.e. Islaam) that which is not from it, will have it rejected», [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree/2697 and Saheeh Muslim/1718].

And in another narration he (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«Anyone who does an act which is not in agreement with us, then he will have it rejected», [Muslim].

And he (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«…and the worst of matters are the newly introduced matters (innovations), and every innovation is misguidance,…», reported by Muslim in his Saheeh from the hadeeth of Jaabir (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu).

And may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (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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