Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu I didn't find a thread on this, so I decided to make one. A sister and I were discussing the recitation of Surah Yaseen for the dead. I was of the opinion that it is a bid'ah...but she gave me this link (note I do not necessarily support sunnipath): http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=1&ID=4370&CATE=105 So was Imaam Ahmad of the opinion that reciting Surah Yaseen is encouraged? What is the more likely correct classification of the hadeeth? Oh and is this a matter in which there is valid ikhtilaaf? jazakumAllaahu khairan in advance.