Prohibition of Abusing the Deceased without a valid Legal reason approvedby Shari’ah

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 267
Prohibition of Abusing the Deceased without a valid Legal reason approved by
Shari’ah

1564. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not abuse the dead, because they have attained that which they had forwarded (i.e., their deeds, good or bad).”
[Al-Bukhari].