Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain some important things about Janazah Prayer. In particular, I will focus this discussion on the Janazah prayer for female. Muslims should understand that because there are some differences between Janazah prayer for female and Janazah prayer for men. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, some important things about Janazah prayer for female which I will explain in this article are as follows:
- The Meaning of Janazah prayer for Female.
- The Importance of Janazah Prayer for Female.
- Janazah Prayer Guide for Female.
The Meaning of Janazah Prayer for Female
The first important thing about the Janazah prayer for female that I will explain here is the meaning of the Janazah prayer for female. For me, you have to understand that because there is a difference between Janazah prayer for female and Janazah prayer for men.
In general, we can understand the meaning of Janazah prayer for female as Janazah prayer which is indeed performed for a woman’s corpse. The difference between the Janazah prayer for female and the Janazah prayer for men is in the position of the Imam and the readings in the Janazah prayer. I’ll explain all of that in the next few paragraphs.
The Importance of Janazah Prayer for Female
Actually, there is no difference in the virtue of the Janazah prayer for female and the Janazah prayer for men. Both have the virtue that the person who does it will get a very large reward. The reward is likened to Qirath mountain.
We can find an explanation of the virtues of Janazah prayer in the hadith below:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةُ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ مَنْ شَهِدَ الْجَنَازَةَ حَتَّى يُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْهَا فَلَهُ قِيْرَاطٌ ، وَمَنْ شَهِدَهَا حَتَّى تُدْفَنَ فَلَهُ قِيْرَطَانِ . قِيْلَ ؛ وَمَا الْقِيْرَاطَانِ ؟ قَالَ ؛ مِثْلُ الْجَبَلَيْنِ الْعَظِيْمَيْنِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever comes to the deceased (Janazah) until he prays for the deceased, then he gets a reward as big as Qirath. Whoever comes to the deceased (and prayers for the janazah) until the deceased is buried, then he gets a reward of two Qiraths.” Then asked, “What are the two Qiraths?” He said, “Like two big mountains.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.