Raising the hands and making dua after burying the deceased

Q: Is a person supposed to raise his hands while making dua in the following scenario:

a) When making dua for deceased at his home.

b) At the graveyard before/after burying the deceased.


1. You do not have to. Both ways are permissible.

2. It is better not to raise the hands, though it is permissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)