DUA FOR THE DECEASED AFTER BURIAL

WE ARE PARTICULARLY INSTRUCTED TO MAKE A DU’Â’ FOR THE DECEASED SOON AFTER BURYING HIM OR HER. DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE DU’Â’ AND WHY WE SHOULD MAKE THIS DU’Â’ ?

WE ARE PARTICULARLY INSTRUCTED TO MAKE A DU’Â’ FOR THE DECEASED SOON AFTER BURYING HIM OR HER. DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE DU’Â’ AND WHY WE SHOULD MAKE THIS DU’Â’ ?

Prophet salallâhu alaihi wa sallam used to tell those present at the grave: “Ask forgiveness for your brother, and that he be firm (in his answers), for he is being questioned now.” [al-Hâkim, authenticated by al-’Albânî in Sahîh Abû Dâwûd, ’Ahkâm al-Janâ’iz]

We can say:

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ، اللَّهُمَّ ثَبِّتْهُ.

Allâhum-maghfir lahu, Allâhumma thabbith’hu.

O’ Allâh! Forgive him. O’ Allâh! Strengthen him.

Explanatory Note:
Two angels will question a man in his grave. Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ helps a true believer in answering correctly. Where as, a wretched person will not have the answers to the angels’ questions. We are therefore, particularly instructed that after the burial of a fellow Muslim, to supplicate beside his grave, for him to be steadfast against the ordeal to which he would be subjected.

From the book “REACHING OUT TO MY RABB”

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