False claim that funeral prayer is not held for a bachelor
Fatwa No: 221407

Question

An ignoramus told me that a hadith says that if you never get married, your funeral is unacceptable. Does hadith exist in any collection? If so, please give the reference and explanation of it.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

We have not come across a Hadeeth with this meaning; rather, what is confirmed is that it is an obligation to perform the funeral prayer for every Muslim who dies upon Tawheed [believing in the oneness of Allaah, not associating any partners with Him].

Allaah Knows best.

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