Soul being disturbed after burial

Q: I wanted to know if the following is true or not:

For two or three hours after the burial of a person, his soul is very disturbed. In such a situation, should the family members sit and read near the grave or from anywhere in the house and send reward for him?

A: This is not proven in the Ahaadith that after death, all souls are disturbed.

It is mustahab to remain at the grave for a little while after the burial and make dua for the deceased. In this way, the deceased is comforted by your presence. In this time, you may also recite some portion of the Quraan and convey the reward to him. Similarly, when you are at home, you can convey the reward of the recitation of the Quraan and good deeds to him.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)