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When should condolences be offered?

Question:

What do the scholars and experts of shari’ah say about offering condolences? Should the condolences be offered to the family of the deceased before burial or afterwards?

Answer:

It is better to console the deceased’s family after the burial.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

Imam Ahmad Rida Khan رحمة الله تعالى عليه

Translation by Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari Translator of Majestic Quran, www.majesticquran.co.uk