How to Perform Funeral Prayer (Namaz E Janaza Tarika)

How to Perform Funeral Prayer (Namaz E Janaza Tarika).

Performing funeral prayer is a ‘fard-e-kifayah’which means its an obligation upon whole community. if one prays, Others are free of the responsibility or else all those who received the news but did not come are sinners

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The Funeral prayer has four takbirs.

1) First Pronounce the first Takbir and recite Sureh Fatiha as below:

Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Al hamdu lillaahi rabbil ‘alameen Ar-Rahman ar-Raheem Maaliki yaumid Deen Iyyaaka na’abudu wa iyyaaka nasta’een Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem Siraatal ladheena an ‘amta’ alaihim Ghairil maghduubi’ alaihim waladaaleen Aameen

 2) Pronounce the second Takbir and recite Durood e Ibrahim.

 Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammadiw Wa Ala Aali Muhammadin Kamaa Sallaita Ala Ibrahima Wa Ala Aali Ibrahima Innaka Hamidum Majid.
Allahumma Baarik Ala Muhammadiw Wa Ala Aali Muhammadin Kamaa Baarakta Ala Ibrahima Wa Ala Aali Ibrahima Innaka Hamidum Majid.

 3) Pronounce the third Takbir and recite below.

Dua: Allahummighfir lihayyina wa mayyitina wa shahidina wa gha'ibina wadhakarina wa unthana wa saghirina wa kabirina

4) After completing this dua (supplication), pronounce the fourth Takbir and Say Taslim ( Assalamu alaikum warahamtulah) immediately after pronouncing fourth Takbir

Hadiths Reference: Sahih Bukhari Vol. 2, Book 23, Hadith 419
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number 589

Importance of Funeral Prayer (Namaz E Janaza)

Aishah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “No one among the Muslims dies, and Salat is performed for him by a community of Muslims reaching one hundred, and they intercede (supplicate) for him, except that their intercession for him is accepted.” In his narration, Ali bin Hujr said, “One hundred or more than that.”

(Hadith No. 1029, Chapters on Janaiz, Jami’ At-Tirmidhi, Vol. 2; Hadith No. 2198 (947), Book of Funerals, Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2; Hadith No. 1994, Book of Funerals, Sunan An-Nasa’i, Vol. 3). 


Abu Saeed Al-Khudri (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “All of the earth is a masjid except for the graveyard and the washroom.”

(Hadith No. 317, Chapters on Salat, Jami’ At-Tirmidhi, Vol. 1; Hadith No. 745, Chapters on Mosques & Congregations, Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1).


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