Can You Pray Janazah Twice? ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the answer to the question about praying Janazah twice and some important things about it. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, there are some important things about praying Janazah twice which I will explain in this article. Some of the important things I mean are as follows:
The Meaning of Janazah Prayer Twice
The first important thing about praying Janazah twice that I will explain here is the meaning of praying Janazah twice. Why is that? The answer is because the sentence “prayer Janazah twice” has more than one meaning. That’s why I consider an explanation of its meaning very important. In addition, I also want you not to misunderstand the focus of the discussion in this article.
Specifically, if we look at the sentence “Janazah prayer twice”, then we will get two meanings about it: “You perform the Janazah prayer twice” and “Janazah prayer is performed twice by some Muslims”. I want you to understand the difference between the two meanings. That’s what I’ll explain next:
Two Meanings of Janazah Prayer Twice
I have already explained that the phrase “prayer Janazah twice” has two different meanings. These two meanings explain two different things. Specifically, the explanation of the two meanings of the sentence “Janazah prayer twice” is as follows:
You Perform the Janazah Prayer Twice
The first meaning of the sentence “Janazah prayer twice” is “You perform the Janazah prayer twice”. In simple terms, we can understand that now you perform the Janazah prayer for one Muslim who has died, then you do it again for the same Muslim who has died sometime later.
So, the simple explanation for that is that one Muslim performs the Janazah prayer twice.
The Janazah Prayer is performed Twice by Some Muslims
The meaning of the second sentence “Janazah prayer twice” is “Janazah prayer performed twice by several people”. In simple terms, we can understand that now there is one Muslim praying Janazah for one Muslim who has died. for one Muslim who has died, then at some later time, there is another Muslim who performs the Janazah prayer for the same Muslim who has died.
So, the simple explanation for that is that the Janazah prayer for one Muslim who has died is performed by two different Muslims at two different times.
That’s a brief explanation of the two meanings of Janazah prayer twice. I really hope you understand that before you read the following explanations.
Can You Pray Janazah Twice?
Now, specifically, I will explain the answer to the question “Can you pray Janazah twice?”. In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained two different meanings of this sentence. The two meanings have different laws.
If we understand the sentence “Janazah prayer twice” as the first meaning, then it should not be done. Why is that? The answer is because a Muslim is only recommended to perform the Janazah prayer once. I did not find an explanation about the legality of a Muslim to perform the Janazah prayer for a Muslim who has died more than once.
If we understand the sentence “Janazah prayer twice” as the second meaning, then it is permissible to do it. Why is that? The answer is because there is no deadline for performing the Janazah prayer. What it means is that Muslims can do it anytime and anywhere, whether the Janazah has not been buried or when the Janazah has been buried. If they do it before Janazah in the grave, then the prayer is called the Janazah prayer ordinary. But if they do that after the corpse is buried, then the prayer is called “Janazah prayer Ghaaib”.
We can find an explanation that performing the Janazah prayer twice with a second meaning in the hadith below:
اِنْتَهَى رَسُوْلُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِلَى قَبْرٍ رَطْبٍ فَصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ وَصَفُّوا خَلْفَهُ ، فَكَبَّرَ أَرْبَعًا . رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ وَمُسْلِمٌ
“The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam arrived at the grave that was still wet and then prayed on it, and the companions made rows behind him. Then he recited the takbir four times.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.