Thursday, July 20, 2006

Carrying the bier quickly

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said,
"Carry the bier quickly. If the dead person was righteous, it is good you are advancing him to. If he was other than that, then it is an evil your are removing from your necks." [Agreed upon]

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said,
"When a body is laid out and the men carry it on their shoulders, if it was righteous, it says, 'Take me forward,' and if it was it not righteous, it says, 'Woe to me, where are you taking it?'' Everything except man hears its voice. If he were to hear it, he would faint." [al-Bukhari]

Source: Ch 158 Riyad as-Salihin

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