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The Best Prayer When We Bury Janazah (Funeral)

Islamic Rule News: Hi all readers! No one knows what will happen to janazah (funeral) in the grave. Maybe what will happen is good things, but maybe also bad things. That’s why people who bury the body are strongly encouraged to read the prayer. As Muslims we must know that. For this reason, in this article I will explain the best prayer when we bury janazah (funeral).

By the way, do you already know what is the best prayer when we bury janazah (funeral)? If you don’t know that yet, then you should read this article to the end!

As usual, before I explain the best prayer when we bury janazah (funeral), I will first quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows;

عَنْ اِبْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ إِذَا وَضَعْتُمْ مَوْتَاكُمْ فِيْ الْقُبُوْرِ فَقُوْلُوْا ؛ بِسْمِ اللهِ وَعَلَى مِلَّةِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ . أَخْرَجَهُ أَحْمَدُ وَأَبُوْ دَاوُدَ وَالنَّسَائِيُّ

From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu ‘anhuma, from the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He (Prophet Muhammad) said, “If you put a person who has died in the grave, then say, “In the name of Allah and on the religion of Allah’s Messenger shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.” The hadith is narrated by Ahmad, Abu Daud, and an -Nasai.

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There are some important things about the above hadith that we need to know;

  1. The hadith explains that we are encouraged to read the prayer when we put janazah (funeral) in the grave.
  2. Specifically, the hadith describes the best prayer when we bury the janazah (funeral). The prayer is as follows;
    بِسْمِ اللهِ وَعَلَى مِلَّةِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
    In the name of Allah and on the religion of Allah’s Messenger shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the best prayer when we bury janazah (funeral). The purpose of reading the prayer is so that the janazah will receive Allah’s protection from all dangers in the grave. Now, do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you in the next article!

Reference;

Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 190-191.

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