Reading Yaaseen over the person who is breathing his last
Fatwa No: 118991

  • Fatwa Date:10-3-2009 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 14, 1430
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Is it true that we have to recite Surah Yaasin near a person who is in sakrat. This is so, because this surah will alleviate his difficulties


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.


It is not an obligation to recite Chapter Yaaseen [Quran 36] near the person who is breathing his last, however, some jurists  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them are of the view that this is desirable for the narration which reads “Recite (Chapter) Yaaseen on your dead people.” However, this is a weak narration and its chain is not authentic as stated by the scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them.

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 91437, 87405 and 84014

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