Category: History and Biography
Fatwa#: 18388
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Nov 20,2009

Title: Can you please advise me details about the Funeral Prayer was made to the Prophet Mohammed (SWS) as one of my Friend was told that Funeral Prayer has not done to the Prophet Mohammed (SW).

Question

Can you please advise me details about the Funeral Prayer was made to the Prophet Mohammed (SWS) as one of my Friend was told that Funeral Prayer has not done to the Prophet Mohammed (SW).

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

The funeral prayer was certainly performed on Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam. This is recorded in the books of Ahadith and Tareekh (history). Hereunder, are the details of the janazah salah (funeral prayer) of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam: 

Upon the demise of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam, Abu Talha (radiallahu anhu) lifted the bed on which he passed away, dug underneath and cut the ground for the grave.It was a ‘Lahd’ type of grave with a niche.

People entered the room in groups and performed janazah salah upon Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam. The first to perform janazah salah were the people of his tribe, then the Muhaajiruun (Emigrants), then the Ansaar (Helpers). The young were the last to pray.

 

This process lasted all day Tuesday and most of Wednesday until the night came.

 

أخبرنا أبو عبد الله وأبو سعيد قالا ثنا أبو العباس ثنا أحمد بن عبد الجبار ثنا يونس عن بن إسحاق حدثني الحسين بن عبد الله بن عبيد الله بن العباس عن عكرمة عن بن عباس قال : لما صلي على رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم أدخل الرجال فصلوا عليه بغير إمام إرسالا حتى فرغوا ثم أدخل النساء فصلين عليه ثم أدخل الصبيان فصلوا عليه ثم أدخل العبيد فصلوا عليه إرسالا لم يؤمهم على رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم أحد

 

(Sunan al bayhaqi al kubra,4/30, maktabah dar al baz, makkah mukarramah)
 (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum, P. 561, Darus salam)

 

And Allah knows best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Abdur Rahman Shareef,
Student Darul Iftaa

Concurred by:

Ml. Talha Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Darul Iftaa

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