Sitting around the mayyit and reciting Quraan


1. When a Muslim passes away and the body is brought home after the ghusl, should the body be placed on the ground? Or should it be placed on a table?

2. Should people sit around the body and recite or should they stand around the body? Please advise on what is preferable or ideal.


1. The general practice is that it is placed on the ground.

2. Sit and read the Quraan Shareef.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)