Namaze janaza is called funeral payer which is necessary for all the Muslims males or females and for infants lived only for few seconds in this world. It is farze kafayah that is if one Muslim performs it there is no obligation for remaining Muslims. It is an act of ibadat to give shoulder to a janaza. Shia Muslims say five takbir while sunni Muslims say four takbir.
How to Read Namaze Janaza
This prayer is offered as:
- The prayer is offered in a particular way with extra (four)Takbirs but there is no Ruku ( bowing ) and Sijdah (prostrating).
- Qayam, three Sunnat Mukeda, sanaa, darood sharid and dua for deceased.
Method of Janaza Prayer:
The janaza shall be placed in front and Imam will make intention and open the prayer by reciting Allaho-Akber in a loud voice and the hands will be raised up to the ears and then placed as in prayer.
Note: (The Imam must say all the takbbir loud whereas the muqtadee (followers) must repeat them silently) When the first takbir is recited by Imam the followers should lift both their hands upto ears and palm facing Qibla and keep the hands under the navel (right hand on top of the left hand)
Then the sana is recited with the addition of one word:-
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.
Then the Imam says second takbir which is repeated by the followers and this time there is no need of raising the hands.
Darood Sharif is recited as:
O Allah! Shower Your mercy upon Muhammad and the followers of Muhammad, as You showered Your mercy upon Ibrahim and the followers of Ibrahim. Behold, you are Praiseworthy, Glorious.
Oh Allah! Shower Your blessing upon Muhammad, and the followers of Muhammad as You showered Your blessings upon Ibrahim and the followers of Ibrahim. Behold, You are Praiseworthy, Glorious.
Then Imam says third takbir which is followed by followers and recite the following dua:
Oh Allah! Forgive those of us that are alive and those of us that are dead; those of us that are present and those of us who are absent; those of us who are young and those of us who are adults; our males and our females. Oh Allah! Whomsoever You keep alive, let him live as a follower of Islam and whomsoever You cause to die, let him die a Believer.
The Imam says fourth takbir and followers repeat it silently then salutation on right to left.
This ends the namaze Janaza of Adult.
All the method is same till the third takbir and then dua is different for different persons:
Dua for Male Child:
Oh! Allah, make him (this child) for our means of preservation and make him a source of reward and treasure for us and make him a pleader for us and one whose pleading is accepted.
Dua for Female Child:
Oh! Allah, make her (this child) for our means of preservation and make her a source of reward and treasure for us and make her a pleader for us and one whose pleading is accepted.
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