Salat Al Janaza / Funeral

Salatul Janzah is a Fard Kafayah, that is, if one prays the prayer than all are free of the responsibility. Congregation is not a condition for this prayer, it is sufficient even if one person prays.

There is no Azan or Iqamah for Salat al Janaza which is offered with the participants standing and with the body of the deceased placed in front of them. There are no Rukus or Sujud to be performed in Salat al Janaza.

There are two parts of this Salah:
1) Four Takbiret - To say Allahu Akbar four times
2) Qayam - which was three Sunnat Mukeda: Sana, Durood Shareef, and Duaa for the deceased


Subhana kalla humma ,wabe hamdeka ,wata baara kasmoka ,wata aalaa jaddoka, wa jalla sanaoka,wala ilaha gairoka.
Glory be to You Oh Allah, and praise be to You, and blessed is Your name, and exalted is Your Majesty, and there is none to be served besides You.



Sura Al-Fateha
1. Bismi Allahi arrahmani arraheem.
2. Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen
3. Arrahmani arraheem.
4. Maliki yawmi addeen.
5. Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen.
6. Ihdina assirata almustaqeem.
7. Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen.
1. In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
2. [All] praise is [due] to Allah , Lord of the worlds.
3. The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
4. Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.
5. It is You we worship and You we ask for help.
6. Guide us to the straight path.
7. The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray


Allah humma salli 'ala muhammadin wa'ala ali muhammadin,kama sal'layta 'ala ibraheema wa'ala ali ibraheema innaka hameedum majeed. Allah humma baraka 'ala muhammadin wa'ala ali muhammadin, kama barak ta 'ala ibraheema wa 'ala ali ibraheema innaka hameedum majeed
O Allah, let Your Blessings come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious.
Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious.


Ibn majah 1/480, Ahmed 2/268

Allahummagh-fir lihayyina wamayyitina washahidina, wagha-ibina, wasagheerina wakabeerina, wathakarina wa-oong-saana. Allahumma man ahyaytahu minna fa-ahyihi alal-islam, waman tawaffaytahu minna fatawaffahu alal-eeman, allahumma la tahrimna ajrah, wala tudillana ba'dah

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those present and those absent, our young and our old, our males and our females. O Allah, whom amongst us You keep alive, then let such a life be upon Islam, and whom amongst us You take unto Yourself, then let such a death be upon faith. O Allah, do not deprive us of his reward and do not let us stray after him

Abu Hurairah (r.a) says that he heard the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said, " He who goes out with the bier when taken out from its residence and offers prayer for it and he then follows it till it is buried, he would have two Qirats of reward, each Qirats being equivalent to Uhud, and he who after having offered prayer (directly) came back would have his reward (as great) as Uhud.


As-salam-u-alay-koom wa rahmatullah

May the peace and mercy of Allah be with you