Category: Funerals (Janaaiz)
Fatwa#: 18406
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Dec 16,2009

Title: If one does not know wot duas to read in Jannazah salaat wot should they do and is there any other duas they can read.


If one does not know wot duas to read in Jannazah salaat wot should they do and is there any other duas they can read.




In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh


The Janāzah salāh is itself a du῾ā for the deceased. If a person does not recite any du῾ā and he merely makes the Takbīr’s only, even in such a situation Janāzah salāh will be complete and this will be considered a du῾ā for the deceased. The method of Janāzah salāh is as follows: After the first Takbīr, Thanā is recited. The following is the Thanā which is read in Janāzah salāh:-

سُبْحَانَك اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ وَتَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ وَجَلَّ ثَنَاؤُكَ  وَلَا إلَهَ غَيْرُكَ

After the second Takbīr, Durūd is recited (which is generally read in salāt), and then after the third Takbīr, a du῾ā is recited for the forgiveness of all the deceased.

The following du῾ā is narrated from Nabī (Sallallāhu ῾alaihi Wasallam), which is read after the third Takbīr:-

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِحَيِّنَا وَمَيِّتِنَا ، وَشَاهِدِنَا وَغَائِبِنَا ، وَصَغِيرِنَا وَكَبِيرِنَا ، وَذَكَرِنَا وَأُنْثَانَا اللَّهُمَّ مَنْ أَحْيَيْتَهُ مِنَّا فَأَحْيِهِ عَلَى الْإِسْلَامِ ، وَمَنْ تَوَفَّيْتَهُ مِنَّا فَتَوَفَّهُ عَلَى الْإِيمَانِ ،  ( رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ وَالنَّسَائِيُّ)

The following du῾ā could also be read:-


اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْهُ ، وَعَافِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنْهُ ، وَأَكْرِمْ مُنْزَلَهُ وَوَسِّعْ مُدْخَلَهُ ، وَاغْسِلْهُ بِالْمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرَدِ وَنَقِّهِ مِنْ الْخَطَايَا كَمَا يُنَقَّى الثَّوْبُ الْأَبْيَضُ مِنْ الدَّنَسِ ، وَأَبْدِلْهُ دَارًا خَيْرًا مِنْ دَارِهِ ، وَأَهْلًا خَيْرًا مِنْ أَهْلِهِ ، وَزَوْجًا خَيْرًا مِنْ زَوْجِهِ ، وَأَدْخِلْهُ الْجَنَّةَ ، وَأَعِذْهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَعَذَابِ النَّارِ ،( رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ وَالنَّسَائِيّ)


A person could also read those du῾ā’s which are read in salāt such as:-


  { رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ }

{ رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً إنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ }


(Badā’iu Al Sanā’i V-2, P-44-45 Darul Kitāb)

(Fatāwa Mahmūdiyah V-8,P-544-560 Farūqiyah)

(Fatāwa Rahīmiyyah V-3, P-21 Darul Isha’at)


And Allah knows best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Ebrahim Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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