Is it permissible for the regular Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) of a Masjid (mosque) to offer the Funeral Prayer for every deceased when called for?
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The Funeral Prayer is a collective obligation, which, when performed by some people, is waived for the rest. Therefore, it is not obligatory upon the Imam of a Masjid to offer the Funeral Prayer for every deceased he is called to pray for, unless there is no other one beside him. However, it is better for an Imam to offer the Funeral prayer for every deceased, when called for, if it is possible, to earn the reward promised for that action.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.