What supplication to make in funeral prayer.

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


2 Make a general supplication.






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What supplication to make in funeral prayer

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.


The supplication which the Messenger of Allah (saws) normally made for the deceased in the funeral prayer was:


Allah humma ig-firhu, war ham hu, wa fu anhu, wa aafihi, wa akrim nuzul lahu, wa wasse mudh khalahu, wagg silhu bil maa-inn wa thalj-inn wa bard-inn, wa naqqihi minal khataya kama unaqqa thaubul abyado minad danas; wa abdulhu daaran khairan min daarehi, wa ahlan khairan min ahlehi, wa zaujan khairan min zaujehi, waqih fignatal qabre wa adhaab an naar.

Related by Muslim.


(O Allah forgive him/her, have mercy on him, overlook his faults, protect him from difficulty, grant him a station of honor, grant increase in his space of entrance, cleanse him with water and snow and hail and cleanse him from sins just as a white garment is cleansed from impurities. And bestow upon him a home better than his (worldly) home, a family better than his family, a spouse better than his spouse, and save him from the tribulations of the grave and the torment of the Hell Fire). 


The general supplication from the Sunnah is as follows:


Allah humma agfirli hayyina, wa mayyitina, wa sagirina, wa kabirina, wa dhakarana, wa unthana, wa shahedana, wa gayabana. Allah humma mann ahyaitahu minna fa ahyehi alal Islaam; wa mann tawaffay tahu minna fa tawaffahu alal Emaan. Allah humma la tuhrimna ajra wala todillana baadahu.


(O Allah, forgive the living amongst us, and the deceased amongst us, and the young amongst us, and the elderly amongst us, and the males amongst us, and the females amongst us, and those who are present, and those who are absent. O Allah those amongst us whom you have blessed to live, bless them to live their lives in Islam; and those amongst us whom you Decree to die, take their souls in the state of faith. O Allah do not diminish from us our rewards and do not let us go astray after this).


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.


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