Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain one of the important things about something that is very beneficial for someone passes. One important thing I mean is dua for someone passing away. 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 several important points about dua for someone passing away which I will explain in this article. Some of the important things I mean are as follows:
- The meaning of Dua for Someone Passing Away.
- Reasons Why Dua for Someone Passing Away Is Important.
- Dua for Someone Passing Away.
The Meaning of Dua for Someone Passing Away
The first important thing about dua for someone passing away that I will explain now is the meaning of dua for someone passing away. I want you to understand that before you read any further explanation in this article.
In general, we can understand dua for someone passing away as a prayer devoted to someone who has died. The purpose of the prayer is for Allah to have mercy on them, protect them, and not torture them. So, specifically, prayers for the dead are prayers that God will give them goodness in the grave. That is the difference between praying for the dead and the living.
Reasons Why Dua for Someone Passing Away Is Important
The second important point about dua for someone passing away that I will explain now is the reason why dua for someone passing away is important. I want you to understand that so you don’t hesitate to pray for the dead.
Actually, if we read Islamic literatures about people who died, then we will find many explanations why dua for someone passing away is important. But some of the most important reasons why it’s important are as follows:
- Because All the Merits of Someone Dies Are Cut Off.
We can find an explanation of the reward for the actions of people who have died cut off in the hadith below:
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم قَالَ : إِذَا مَاتَ اِبْنُ آدَمَ اِنْقَطَعَ عَنْهُ عَمَلُهُ إِلَّا مِنْ ثَلَاثٍ : صَدَقَةٍ جَارِيَةٍ ، أو عِلْمٍ يُنْتَفَعُ بِهِ ، أَوْ وَلَدٍ صَالِحٍ يَدْعُو لَهُ . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
From Abu Huraira radiyallahu anhu: that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “If the son of Adam dies, then all the rewards of his deeds are cut off except for three things: shadaqah Jariyah, useful knowledge, or a good child who prays for him.” The hadith was narrated by Muslim.
- If someone dies has sin, then he will be tortured in the grave.
We can find many explanations about the torments in the graves for people who have sinned. I think you already understand that. You can also find this explanation in some of the hadiths below:
إِنَّ احَدَكُمْ إِذَا مَاتَ عُرِضَ عَلَيْهِ مَقْعَدَهُ بِالْغَدَاةِ وَالْعَشِيِّ إِنْ كَانَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ فَمِنْ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ , وَإِنْ كَانَ مِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ فَمِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ , فَيُقَالُ : هَذَا مَقْعَدُكَ حَتَّي يَبْعَثَكَ اللهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ
Indeed, if one of you dies, his place will be shown to him in the morning and evening. If he belongs to the inhabitants of Heaven, then he will become the inhabitants of Heaven. But if he belongs to the inhabitants of Hell, then he will become the inhabitants of Hell. Then it is said, “This is your place until Allah raises you up on the Day of Judgment.”
لَوْ لَا أنْ تُدَافِنُوْا لَدَعَوْتُ اللهَ أَنْ يُسْمِعَكُمْ مِنْ عَذَان الْقَبْرِ
If you didn’t bury each other’s bodies, I would surely ask Allah to listen to you about the torment of the graves.
Dua for Someone Passing Away
Now I will explain the third important point about prayer when someone dies in Islam. Actually, if we read Islamic literacy about it, then we will find lots of Dua for someone dies. The prayers that I will describe here are some of them.
- Dua When a Male Muslim Dies in Islam.
The Dua when a male Muslim die is as follows:
اَللهُمَّ اغْفِرْلَهُ وَارْحَمْهُ وَعَافِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنْهُ , وَاَكْرِمْ نُزُلَهُ , وَوَسِّعْ مَدْخَلَهُ , وَاغْسِلْهُ بِالْمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرْدِ , وَنَقِّهِ مِنَ الْخَطَايَا كَمَا يُنَقَّى الثَّوْبُ اْلاَبْيَضُ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ , وَاَبْدِلْهُ دَارًاخَيْرًا مِنْ دَارِهِ , وَاَهْلاً خَيْرًا مِنْ اَهْلِهِ , وَزَوْجًا خَيْرًا مِنْ زَوْجِهِ , وَاَدْخِلْهُ الْجَنَّةَ , وَاَعِذْهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَفِتْنَتِهِ وَمِنْ عَذَابِ النَّارِ
“O Allah, forgive him, have mercy on him, free him and release him. And glorify his abode, expand it. And honor his abode, expand it his entrance, wash him with clear, cool water, and cleanse him of all faults like a white shirt that is clean from dirt, and replace his house with a better house than the one he left, and a better family than the one he left, and a better wife than the one he left him too. Enter him into Paradise, and protect him from the torment of the grave and his slander, and from the torment of hellfire.”
- Dua When a Muslim Women Dies in Islam.
The Dua when a Muslim woman dies is as follows:
اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْلَها وَارْحَمْهَا وَعَافِهَا وَاعْفُ عَنْهَا ، وَأَكْرِمْ نُزُلَهَا ، وَوَسِّعْ مَدْخَلَهَا ، وَاغْسِلْهَا بِالْمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرَدِ ، وَنَقِّهَا مِنَ الْخَطَايَا كَمَا يُنَقَّى الثَّوْبُ اْلاَبْيَضُ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ , وَأَبْدِلْهَا دَارًا خَيِرًا مِنْ دَارِهَا ، وَأَهْلًا خَيْرًا مِنْ اَهْلِهَا وَزَوْجًا خَيْرًا مِنْ زَوْجِهَا ، وَأَدْخِلْهَا الْجَنَّةَ ، وَأَعِذْهَا مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَفِتْنَتِهِ وَمِنْ عَذَابِ النَّارِ
“O Allah, forgive her, have mercy on her, free her, and release her. And honor her abode, expand it. And honor her abode, widen her entrance, wash her with clear, cool water, and cleanse her of all faults like a white shirt that is clean from dirt, and replace her house with a better house than whom she left, and a better family, than the one she left, and a better husband than the one she left. Enter her into Paradise, and protect her from the torment of the grave and its slander, and from the torment of the hell fire.”
All readers! That is a brief explanation of dua for someone passing away. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful. Amen.
See you again in the next article!