Can a Junub follow the funeral procession and offer a Funeral Prayer?
Q: Is it permissible for
a Junub (person in a state of post-sexual ritual impurity) to follow the funeral procession and offer the Funeral Prayer after performing Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth)?
Please note that if he goes to have Ghusl (full ritual bath), he may miss the Funeral Prayer with the congregation? Also, what is the ruling on a Junub who actually followed a funeral and offered the Funeral Prayer without taking Ghusl and just performed Tayammum?
Taharah (ritual purification) is a condition for the validity of Funeral Prayer. It is not valid to (Part No. 4; Page No. 177) perform Tayammum as long as water is available and one is able to use it. If it is not possible to offer the Funeral Prayer with the congregation, one can offer the Funeral Prayer at the graveside of the deceased person during a period not more than a month after burial. As for following the funeral procession, a Muslim can do so even if he is Junub; there is nothing wrong with this.As for the fact that you already offered the Funeral Prayer through performing Tayammum although water was available, you have to ask Allah's Forgiveness for doing so.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.