Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 18 Muharram 1444

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Is it permissible to raise voices while following the funeral procession?

Is it permissible to raise voices while following the funeral procession?

Answer

It is disliked to make loud noises while following the funeral procession whether by an instrument such as the drum or by human voices, because the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) forbade this.

Evidence
- Ibn al-Mundhir said, "We were informed that Qais Ibn 'Abad said, ‘The Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) disliked that voices be raised on three occasions: funerals, dhikr (making remembrance of God) and battles.’"
- Fudail Ibn Amr said, " Ibn 'Umar was attending a funeral when he heard someone say, ‘Ask forgiveness for him [the deceased], may God forgive you!’ Ibn 'Umar said, ‘May God not forgive you!’ [for raising his voice].”
- Abu Dawud reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Do not follow the funeral with raised voices or fire except if the burial is at night and light is needed. [In such a case] there is no objection."

And God Almighty knows best.