Fatwa: # 46582
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: African Country
Date: 21st November 2020

Title

Can Janazah Salah be done for someone who was cremated?

Question

Is cremation allowed and if someons cremation has alredy been done do we pray janaazah on him?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Allah Ta’ala has made the human being the best of the creations and has granted him a lofty status.

Allah Ta’ala says:

وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُم مِّنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَفَضَّلْنَاهُمْ عَلَىٰ كَثِيرٍ مِّمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا تَفْضِيلًا - 17:70

“And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.” (17:70)

In relation to this honour, Shariah has emphasised that the human body be treated with utmost respect and care.

Even in the burial procedure, the body of the deceased must be handled with utmost care.

Cremating the body of the deceased person is against the respect and honour which is due to it.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ كَسْرُ عَظْمِ الْمَيِّتِ كَكَسْرِهِ حَيًّا ‏"

Ummul Mu'minin Aisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) narrates:

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: Breaking a dead man's bone is like breaking it when he is alive. (Abu Dawud-3207)

In the cremating procedure, the entire body is damaged. Therefore, it will not be permissible to cremate the body of the deceased.

If the body of the deceased was cremated, the Janazah Salah will not be performed.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mudassir

Student - Darul Iftaa
U.S.A

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 


نور الإيضاح ونجاة الأرواح في الفقه الحنفي (ص: 117) [1]

 وحضوره أو حضور أكثر بدنه أو نصفه مع رأسه

 

البناية شرح الهداية (3/ 194)

ولو وجدت أكثر الميت أو نصفه مع الرأس غسل وصلي عليه وإلا فلا

 

الفتاوى الهندية (4/ 409)

ولو وجد أكثر البدن أو نصفه مع الرأس يغسل ويكفن ويصلى عليه ، كذا في المضمرات ، وإذا صلي على الأكثر لم يصل على الباقي إذا وجد ، كذا في الإيضاح

وإن وجد نصفه من غير الرأس أو وجد نصفه مشقوقا طولا فإنه لا يغسل ولا يصلى عليه ويلف في خرقة ويدفن فيها ، كذا في المضمرات

 

فتاوى محمودية (ج-13 ص-217

DISCLAIMER - AskImam.org questions
AskImam.org answers issues pertaining to Shar'ah. Thereafter, these questions and answers are placed for public view on www.askimam.org for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. Askimam.org bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.
  • The Shar's ruling herein given is based specifically on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.
  • AskImam.org bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer and is being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.
  • This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of AskImam.org.
  • Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as an endorsement of other contents of that website.
The Messenger of Allah said, "When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]