Haste in Burial

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Hurry up with the dead body (for its burial), for if it is pious, you are speeding it to goodness and if it is otherwise, you are laying an evil off your necks.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


This Hadith underlines the Prophet’s command of an un-delayed shrouding and burial of a dead body as well as the rationale behind it. Hence, there should be no unnecessary delay in the funeral, rather the burial procession should reach the grave with utmost haste without of course causing inconvenience to those following it, nor shaking the dead body.

And Allah knows best!

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