Funeral prayer with one tasleem.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Can You please Inform to me Regarding Funeral Prayer. From Hadees Point of View. and the way of Prayer. Here in Saudi Arabia Only One Salam is there i.e on right Side. But where as in india i am salm both side.


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Funeral prayer with one tasleem

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.44

Topic: Summary for Funeral Prayer

1.       Make sure that you meet all the requirements for a formal prayer (wudu, facing qibla, standing in congregation, etc.)

2.       Stand up with the intention of supplicating for the deceased;

3.       Raise both hands with a takbir (ie. stating ‘Allah-o-Akbar’ aloud);

4.       Fold your right hand over your left hand;

5.       Commence the funeral prayer with the (silent) recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah.

6.       After Al-Fatihah, raise both hands and declare the second ‘takbir’,

7.       Offer salutations to the Prophet (saws), and then raise both hands and declare the third ‘takbir’.

8.       Now supplicate for the deceased, and then declare the fourth and last ‘takbir’.

9.       Make a general supplication.

10.     End the prayer with tasleem/s (to the right only, or to both the right and left sides).


There is evidence in the authentic Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) that at times he (saws) finished the funeral prayer with only one tasleem to the right, and at times he (saws) finished the funeral prayer doing tasleems on both sides (right and left); thus regardless of whether one does only one tasleem or two, either way it would be in accordance with the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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