The virtue of forty people offering Janazah Salah seeking intercession for the deceased

Question

In your answer here you have alluded to a narration which mentions forty people offering Janazah Salah. Can you provide the text for the narration?

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah’s ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) son had passed away. He requested his freed slave; Kurayb, to gather people to offer the Janazah Salah. After affirming that there were approximately forty people, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say:

“When forty people who do not ascribe any partners to Allah offer Janazah Salah over a Muslim, Allah will accept their intercession on his behalf.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 948)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar