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Standing on the right of the imaam if the place is crowded for the funeral prayer


Publication : 06-01-2001

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Is it permissible to stand on the right of the imaam for the funeral prayer?


Praise be to Allah.

If it is necessary, it is OK to stand on his right or his left, although the Sunnah is to pray behind the imaam. But if the place is crowded, it is OK. 

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Source: Kitaab Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 13, p. 140