Reciting Surah Ya-Sin and dedicating its reward for the dead
Q 1: What is the ruling on
reciting the Surah of Ya-Sin over the dead,
with the intention of dedicating the reward to them? Is that permissible? If it is, what is the evidence?
Reciting the Qur'an with the intention of dedicating the reward to the deceased person is Bid`ah (innovation in religion), because there is no evidence to support that act. Furthermore, a Hadith has been reported concerning the recitation of Surah Ya-Sin upon the dying person, but it is a Da`if (weak) Hadith that does not stand as proof. Therefore, it is impermissible to continue doing this Bid`ah. (Part No. 2; Page No. 188) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.