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The reward for attending a Janazah

Question

What is the reward for attending a Janazah and assisting with burial?

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) have recorded the following narration numerous times with variation in the wordings:

 

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever attends the funeral procession and offers the Janazah Salah, will get a reward equal to one ‘qirat’, and whoever accompanies it till burial, will get a reward equal to two ‘qirats’. It was asked, “What are two qirats?” He answered, “Like two huge mountains.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1325 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 945)

 

 

See here for further explanation of the word qirat, and here for a virtue of assisting with burial.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar