The Ruling On Transferring The Deceased to Another Land For Burial – [By Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah)]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.


Shaikh Hassan Bin Sa’eed Bin Mu’aylee died today, so is it permissible to transfer him to Yemen or to Mecca or bury him in the city of Riyadh?


May Allaah forgive him, may Allaah forgive Hassan Bin Saeed. This person is one of our brothers among the leaders in Sabah Ma’rib. May Allaah forgive him and enter him into paradise. So what we hold is that he is not transferred, rather the (Janaazah) prayer is performed for him here and he is buried in the graves here, because transferring him will lead to some problems:

First, they might remove the intestines so that the body does not decay and this type of change in his physical self is impermissible.

Second, there is no need to transfer him to Yemen or Makkah. A person should be buried in the place where he died. As long as there is a Muslim cemetery in that place, he is buried where the Muslims are buried.

What we hold is that he is not transferred, but he should be buried in Muslim cemeteries here and praise be to Allaah. This is safety from burden, safety from transgressing against him and changing his physical self (i.e. removing his intestines) in order to transfer him. [Ref 1]

More detail in the pdf below. See page 48 onwards

Ref 1: paraphrased






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