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How to perform Funeral Prayer?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

  1. Make sure that you meet all the requirements for a formal prayer (salah);
  2. Stand up with the intention of supplicating for the deceased;
  3. Raise both hands with a takbir (takbirat al ihram);
  4. Fold your right hand over your left hand;
  5. Commence the funeral prayer with the (silent) recitation of Al-Fatihah.
  6. After Al-Fatihah say another takbir,
  7. Offer salutations to the Prophet, peace be upon him, and end with a takbir.
  8. Now supplicate for the deceased, and end with a takbir.
  9. Make a general supplication.
  10. End the prayer with salutations (to the right and to the left side).
And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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