Performing Janazah Twice

1st August 2014


السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Question: After the Janaza has been performed on the deceased and the body has been sent abroad should /could they perform janaza again?


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In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



The Fuqaha (classical Muslim Jurists) have made it explicit that the burial of the deceased’s body must take place in the same burial ground of the deceased. He must be buried in the closes cemetery within the region. To transport the deceased’s body abroad without a valid excuse is disallowed (Makrooh-e-Tahreemi) (Radul-Muhtar).

Mere fulfilment of one’s wishes to be buried abroad is not a valid Shar’ee reason. If it is not permissible to transport the body abroad then the question of reading the second Janazah does not arise at all.


[Allãh Knows Best]



Written by (Mufti) Abdul Waheed

Attested by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department