How to Perform Salatul Ghaib? ~ Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about Salatul Ghaib and how to perform it? If the answer is “Yes”, then you must read this article to the end. Why is that? The answer is because that’s what I’m going to explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Specifically, there are some important things about “how to perform Salatul Ghaib?” which I will explain in this article. Some of the important things I mean are as follows:
The Meaning of Salatul Ghaib
The first important thing about “how to perform Salatul Ghaib?” What I will explain in this article is the meaning of the phrase “Salatul Ghaib”. If we read Islamic legal literacy about it, then we will find an explanation that “Salatul Ghaib” is one type of Janazah prayer. Thus, Salatul Ghaib is one type of sunnah prayer related to a Muslim who has died.
Maybe now you are wondering, “How many types of Janazah prayers are there? What is the difference between each type?”.
If we read Islamic legal literacy about Janazah prayer, then we will find two types of Janazah prayer:
One: Regular Janazah Prayer.
What is meant by the ordinary Janazah prayer is the Janazah prayer which is performed before a Muslim who dies is buried. I’ve explained a lot about it in previous articles. So, I’m not going to explain that anymore now.
Two: Salatul Ghaib.
What is meant by Salatul Ghaib is the Janazah prayer which is performed after a Muslim who has died is buried. There are several reasons why a Muslim does that: because the place of residence is far from the deceased Muslim, because he is late for the usual Janazah prayer, because it is too late to find out if a Muslim has died, and so on.
So, specifically, the difference between the regular Janazah prayer and the Salatul Ghaib is the time it is performed.
Hadith About Salatul Ghaib
Now, the second important thing about “how to perform Salatul Ghaib?” what I will explain here is the hadith about Salatul Ghaib. For me, as Muslims, we must understand that so that we can explain the basic arguments for performing Salatul Ghaib.
As for the hadith about Salatul Ghaib, what I mean is as follows:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ نَعَى النَّجَاشِيَّ فِيْ الْيَوْمِ الَّذِيْ مَاتَ فِيْهِ وَخَرَجَ بِهِمْ إِلَى الْمُصَلَّى فَصَفَّ بِهِمْ ، وَكَبَّرَ عَلَيْهِ أَرْبَعًا . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam announced the death of king Najasyi on the day of his death. He then went out to the prayer room with his friends. He then prayed with them. He said four times. The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.