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Salat for a Deceased (Funeral prayer)

There are four takbeers in salat performed before burial of a person. After the first takbeer one should recite:

«سُبْحَانَكَ اللهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ، وَتَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ، وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ، وَلَا إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ»

Sub’hanaka Allahuma wa behamdeka wa tabarakasmoka, wa ta’ala jaddoka, wala ilaha ghairuka.

Translation:

Glory and praise be to You, O Allah. Blessed be Your name and exalted be Your majesty, there is none worthy of worship except You.

After second takbeer, one should invoke Allah’s mercy upon His Messenger SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam reciting:

«اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ  عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ »

Allahuma salle ala Muhammadin wa ala aale Muhammadin kama sallaita ala Ibraheema wa ala aale Ibraheema, innaka Hameedum majeed. Allahumma barik ala Muhammadin wa ala aale Muhammadin kama barakta ala Ibraheema wa ala aale Ibraheema innaka Hameedum Majeed.

Translation: O Allah, bestow Your favor on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad as You have bestowed Your favor on Ibrahim and on the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You have blessed Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious.

After 3rd Takbeer, one should recite this supplication:

« اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِحَيِّنَا, وَمَيِّتِنَا, وَشَاهِدِنَا, وَغَائِبِنَا, وَصَغِيرِنَا, وَكَبِيرِنَا, وَذَكَرِنَا, وَأُنْثَانَا, اَللَّهُمَّ مَنْ أَحْيَيْتَهُ مِنَّا فَأَحْيِهِ عَلَى اَلْإِسْلَامِ, وَمَنْ تَوَفَّيْتَهُ مِنَّا فَتَوَفَّهُ عَلَى اَلْإِيمَانِ, اَللَّهُمَّ لَا تَحْرِمْنَا أَجْرَهُ, وَلَا تُضِلَّنَا بَعْدَهُ »

Allahumagfir lehaiyina wa mayyitena wa shahedena wa gha’ebena wa sagheerena wa kabeerena, wa zakarena wa unsana, Allahumma man ahyaitahu minna fa ah’yehi alal Islame waman tawaffaitahu minna fa tawaffaho alal Iman. Allahumma la tahrimna ajrahu wa la tudhillana ba’dahu”

Translation: O Allah, forgive those of us who are living and those of us who are dead, those of us who are present and those of us who are absent, our young and our old, our male and our female. O Allah, to whomsoever of us You give life grant him life as a believer, and whomsoever of us You take in death take him in death as a follower of Islam. O Allah! Do not deprive us of our reward for (supplicating for) him, and cause us not to go astray after him. (Muslim)

If the deceased is a minor boy, one should recite this supplication:

«اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهُ لَنَا فَرَطًا، وَاجْعَلْهُ لَنَا أجْرًا وَذُخْرًا، وَاجْعَلْهُ لَنَا شَافِعًا وَمُشَفَّعًا»

Allahumaj’alho lana faratan, waj’alhu lana ajran wa zakhran, waj’alhu lana shafe’an wa mushaffa’aa.

Translation:

O Allah, make him a forerunner (of good news) for us, and make him a source of rewards and a treasure. O Allah make him for us an intercessor, and one whose intercession is granted.”

If the deceased is a minor girl, one should say ij’alha and shafi’atan wa mushaffi’ah.

Then saying Allahu Akbar one should say Assalamo alaikum wa rahmatullah.

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