How to Do Funeral Prayer in Islam
To do a funeral prayer, the deceased person has to be covered with cloths that are tied at the head and shoulders. First, the deceased person must lie on his or her back. Afterward, the deceased person has to be covered with a second cloth. Next, the deceased person has to say the Janazah prayer. This prayer is one rakah in length, and it is said standing. It must be performed within the masjid. Lastly, the deceased person must complete the following rites in the prescribed sequence.
Janazah prayer is one rakah
The Janazah prayer, also called the funeral prayer in Islam, is a ritual that is performed when a Muslim dies. It is one of the obligations that Muslims have to the community, and failing to perform it is a sin on the part of the community as a whole. The prayer has several components, including reciting al-Fatihah, making dua for the deceased, offering salam, and seeking refuge from Shaytan.
The prayer includes four takbirs, and is only one rakah long. During this prayer, the Imam leading the prayer will say the first takbir aloud. Then, the Muslim should raise his or her hands to the level of his or her earlobes and fold them over the navel.
It is said standing
In Islam, the funeral prayer is said standing, not kneeling. The prayer consists of reading the surah al-Fatiha, saying dua for the deceased, and making taslimah. Most scholars agree that the funeral prayer should be said standing, but others dispute this.
A funeral prayer is said after the second and third takbir. It is the basic element of the consensus juristic opinion. The Prophet Muhammad advised people to pray sincerely to Allah for the departed. The hadiths of Abu Daw’ud and Al-Baihaqi substantiate this.
In addition, the prayer is not said while riding. In Islam, Muslims are not permitted to ride a horse while praying. It is imperative to stand for the funeral prayer. Some scholars, such as Ash-Shafi’i and Abu Hanifah, prefer to stand while reciting the takbir.
Salutations are obligatory but not obligatory
The Funeral Prayer has various forms, according to the religion of the deceased. The general format is the same, but the exact words may vary depending on the religion. Generally, the prayer is conducted with the body present. However, some religious communities allow it to be performed without the body. In this case, salutations are not compulsory. In addition to salutations, a funeral prayer should also include the prayer for the dead. This prayer involves reciting six short verses.
The funeral prayer should include a prayer of forgiveness. The salutations should be offered from the side of the deceased and the person who is being buried. During the funeral procession, people should not sit down, except for the person who is ill. They should also avoid carrying the body to the grave. Those who are carrying the body should be accompanied by other relatives. The deceased should be buried on their right side, facing the Qiblah. Then, the cloths that were tied to the deceased should be untied and the timber should be placed over it. Then, three handfuls of earth should be scattered from the side of the deceased’s head.
It is said inside the masjid
A funeral prayer in a mosque is considered valid by many Muslims. The Prophet prayed inside the Masjid after his death, but in general, a funeral prayer is not considered necessary. There are some exceptions, however. One of these exceptions is when a person is unaware of death and prays inside the graveyard.
The Imam begins the Prayer by saying Allahu Akbar, then recites the Thanaa and Sura Fatiha silently. He then recites the Durood (prayers) for the deceased. After this, he turns around and says Assalam-ul-Alaiicum wa Rahmatullah, which he repeats three times.
The funeral prayer is said after the second takbir. The Prophet Muhammad said that a funeral prayer should be said sincerely for the deceased. The Prophet also said this in a hadith recorded by ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir: “As I said goodbye to both the living and the dead”, referring to the funeral prayer. Al-Baihaqi and Abu Daw’ud interpreted these two hadiths as sound.
It is performed inside the grave
The funeral prayer in Islam is performed inside the grave for both the dead and the living. A man should stand in front of the male body and the woman should be placed near the imam. A funeral prayer should also be said for the children. The deceased should be placed close to the imam and the Qiblah.
The funeral prayer is usually performed after the second takbir and after the third takbir. It is an important part of the Islamic ritual and is a fundamental element of the consensus juristic opinion. According to the Prophet Muhammad, it is obligatory for people to pray to Allah sincerely on behalf of the dead. This is reported by Abu Daw’ud and Al-Baihaqi as a sound hadith.