Imam Hussain’s Janaza Salah


Did Imam Hussain have a janaza salah when he was martyred?


There is no explicit narration regarding who offered the Funeral prayer of Imam Hussain and his companions رضي الله عنهم.

However it is mentioned in the books of history and biographies that after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his companions the tribe of Banu Asad from the (close by) village of غاصرية buried these blessed individuals and it is easily understandable from this narration that they must have offered the funeral prayer also.

However, regarding the blessed head of Imam Hussain رضي الله عنه , there is one narration that normally gets mentioned. That the khalif Sulayman Bin Abdul al-Malak along with his companions read the funeral prayer upon it. And he is the one who buried the blessed head.


Answered by: Arif Raza Madani (Ask Mufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Aqib Attari

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