Gathering after 3 days and 40 days after a person passes away

Q: I want to know what is the correct Islamic practices after someone dies?

In Pakistan, after the deceased is buried, there are certain rituals like after 3 days (Qul), Chelum after 40 days gathering of people and finishing the Quran reading. I want to know what is bidat and innovation versus what is the sunnah practices.

A: None of these are in accordance to the sunnat. Each person may make dua for the mayyit at his convenience in his own time to the extent that he wishes. Many of these rituals have their origin in Hinduism.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)