The lamenter

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Allah has cursed the lamenter and the listener.”

[Musnad Imam Ahmad and Sunan Abu Dawud - It is Authentic]


From amongst the cursed ones are the lamenter and the listener. This is the one who screams and shouts during a funeral and calls upon the misfortune and grief of her situation with discontent and complaint. If any one of her family members dies she complains about her lack of fortune and the injustice of her loved one dying. She is cursed.

The one who is listening is cursed also because she is the one who called her, who will pay for her, facilitates for her and brings her into her home. The reason is that they have not accepted the decree of Allah and they supported each other in complaining publicly about it. They have then spread this amongst the community and exposed themselves unlawfully too.

And Allah knows best!

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