Sunday 1 Jumada al-ula 1443 - 5 December 2021
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The regular imaam of the mosque has more right to lead the funeral prayer

Question

Should the prayer for the deceased by led by his heir or by the regular imaam (of the mosque)?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

The funeral prayer in the mosque should be led by the regular imaam. 

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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. 137