Funeral Prayer in Absentia

Q: What is the ruling on praying the funeral prayer for someone who passed away in another country?


A: It is absolutely permissible to pray the funeral prayer for someone specific who has passed away in another region. This can be done for up to a month after they have deceased. This is the case even if they were buried in a region that is not beyond the distance which permits shortening prayer, they are in a direction different from the qiblah, or there has already been a funeral prayer held for them.


The funeral prayer is conducted in the normally prescribed manner.


Source: Muntaha al-Iradat, Kashshaf al-Qina', al-Insaf

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