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Reciting the beginning and end of Surah Baqarah after burial

Question

Respected Moulana, May Allah accept your efforts. What is the status of the narration wherein Hz. Ibn Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) is reported to have recited the opening and concluding verses of Suratul Baqarah after the burial of a deceased? JazakAllah khairan

Answer

1. Sayyiduna al-Lajlaj (radiyallahu’anhu), a companion of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam), had bequeathed his son that after he leaves this world, he should recite the beginning and end of Surah al-Baqarah at the head side of his grave. Sayyiduna al-Lajlaj (radiyallahu’anhu) then mentioned that he heard this from Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam).

(al-Mu’jamul-Kabir of Imam Tabarani; Hafiz Haythami has regarded the narrators of this tradition as reliable – refer Majmu’uz-zawa’id vol.3 pg.44)

2. This has also been recorded to be the practice of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) in Sunanul-Kubra of Imam al-Bayhaqi (vol.4 pg.56).

This narration has been classified as hasan (sound) by Imam Nawawi and Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah).

(al-Adhkar pg.212 Hadith493 & al-Futuhatur-Rabbaniyyah vol.3 pg.194)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar