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How to Pray the Janazah (funeral) Prayer

 

Salat takbeer position for men

 

Say 1st Takbeer (‘Allahu Akbar’) and raise both hands up to your earlobes and then place your right hand over your left hand. Firstly, we state our intention (niyyah) in our hearts or audibly that we are going to: "For Salat to Allah, for pray to the dead, I go along with the imam" we say takbir "Allahu Akbar"

 

 

Salat standing position for men

Subhanaka is read with the words "wa jalla thanâuka".

Salat standing position for men

Say 2nd Takbeer. Your hands leave them as is. Both are permissible. These takbeers are brought by the imam openly, by the crowd secretly. Allah-umma salli and Allah-umma barik duas" are read.

Salat standing position for men

Say 3rd Takbeer. Your hands leave them as is. Both are permissible. The ones that do not know Janazah dua, may read at this part "Allah humma inna nasta-eenoka"; that is Qunoot Duas, or Surah Al Fatiha for intenton of a pray to the dead.

Salat intent for men

Say 4th Takbeer and pause for a little while. Then end by saying one Tasleem to the right "Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah". Doing it on both sides as in regular prayer is also ok.

Funeral Prayer - Salatul Janazah

Salatul Janzah is Fard Kafayah, that is, if one prays the prayer than all are bareeuz zimma [free of the responsiblity] otherwise all those who received the news but did not come are sinners. Jammat is not a condition for this prayer, it is sufficient even if one person prays, and to deny the fardiat, compulsion, of this salah is kufr, an act of disbelief.

There are two parts of this Salah:
1) To say Allahu Akbar four times
2) Qayam which was three Sunnat Mukeda: Sana, Durood Shareef, and Duaa for the deceased

How to pray

Muqtadee should make the niyyat, “I make the niyyat for the prayer of this janaza for Allah, duaa for this deceased, behind this imam.” Now the Imam and muqtadee should raise their hands to their ears and fold their hands underneath the navel as usual whilst saying Allahu Akbar and read Sana, a slight difference is that after wa ta’ala jadduka one must read wa jalla sanauka wa laailaha gairuk. Then without raising the hands, say Allahu Akbar and read duroode Ibraheem; then without raising the hands, say Allahu Akbar and read the duaa. The Imam must say all the takbeer aloud whereas the muqtadee must say it slowly, the rest of the azkar (supplications) are to be read slowly by the Imam and Muqtadee. After the duaa, say Allahu Akbar and now drop the hands and then turn the head both sides for salaam.

Sana:

Glory be to You Oh Allah, and praise be to You, and blessed is Your name, and exalted is Your Majesty, and there is none to be served besides You.

Duroode Ibraheemi:

O Allah! shower Your mercy upon Muhammad and the followers of Muhammad , as You showered Your mercy upon Ibrahim and the followers of Ibrahim. Behold, Your are Praiseworthy, Glorious.

Oh Allah! Shower Your blessing upon Muhammad , and the followers of Muhammad as You showered Your blessings upon Ibrahim and the followers of Ibrahim. Behold, You are Praiseworthy, Glorious.

Duaa for an adult man or woman:

Oh Allah! Forgive those of us that are alive and those of us that are dead; those of us that are present and those of us who are absent; those of us who are young and those of us who are adults; our males and our females. Oh Allah! Whomsoever You keep alive, let him live as a follower of Islam and whomsoever You cause to die, let him die a Believer.

Duaa for a boy:


Oh! Allah, make him (this child) a source for our salvation and make him a source of reward and treasure for us and make him an intercessor for us and one whose intercession is accepted.

Duaa for a girl:


Oh! Allah, make her (this child) a source for our salvation and make her a source of reward and treasure for us and make her an intercessor for us and one whose intercession is accepted.

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