The Ruling on Talqeen of the deceased

Fatwa ID: 01646

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

The Ruling on Talqeen of the deceased

Answer:

Bismillah

Talqeen is the act of encouraging the person who is nearing his death to recite the Kalimah.

The issue which we need to cover here is whether this Talqeen should be done at the grave after burying the deceased.

The Hanafis are of the view that Talqeen should not be done, however, Imam Haskafi raḥimahullāh (may Allāh have mercy upon him) is of the view that if someone does it then he should not be prevented. (Raddul Muhtar p.81 v.3)

The majority of the Shafi scholars say it is desirable. (Fathul Mulhim p.466 v.2) Imam Nawawi raḥimahullāh (may Allāh have mercy upon him) is also of the view that it is permissible. (Sharhul Muhazzab p.272 v.5)

The upshot of all the various opinions are that Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Uthmani raḥimahullāh (may Allāh have mercy upon him) is of the view that technically it is permissible to do the Talqeen after Salah. However, he goes on to say that as it has now become the practice of Shias and Rawafidh to do the Talqeen, hence, not to imitate them we should not do it. Conversely, where this danger of imitating the Shias and Rawafidh is not there, then it will be permissible. (Ilaus Sunan p.174 v.8)    

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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