Robert Spencer in PJ Media: There’s a Huge Catch in the ‘Imams Refuse Funeral Prayers for London Jihadis’ Story
Excerpt: This all sounds great, but there’s just one catch. Muhammad himself is depicted in hadiths as forbidding funeral prayers formartyrs. Islamic law forbids such prayers as well. To be clear: Withholding funeral prayers is anHONOR reserved for those who die while committing jihad. In one hadith — hadith are reports about Muhammad’s words and deeds that, when deemed authentic, are normative for Islamic law — the prophet of Islam ordered: [Two martyrs to] be buried with their blood (on their bodies). Neither was the funeral prayer offered for them, nor were they washed.