Dua for death and how do you say condolences in Islam?


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  1. Dua for death news:

    Upon hearing the news of someone’s death, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recite this dua:

    ” اِنَّا لِلّٰہِ وَاِنَّآ اِلَیْہِ رَاجِعُوْنَ” 

  This dua for death only for this purpose when we listen any bad news for example death of any person,accident of any person and loss in business etc.

         The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to express his indifference (not like) to anyone who tore his clothes due to adversity, or raised his voice while hearing the news of some one death.

  2. Dua for the dead person:

 How to perform?

   Actual and real way to dua of dead person in Islam is the funeral prayer or Namaz- e- Janaza.

 Funeral prayers is the best way to dua for a dead person and in Islam it is obligatory for muslims. If some muslims perform it, then all of them will be absolved, but if no one performs it, then all of them will be sinners. The method of performing the dua of janaza is that the Imam should stand in front of the chest of the deceased (dead body). If the deceased is an adult, he should intend to pray for his forgiveness, and if the deceased is a minor, he should intend to make him his furt, reward, and intercessor and acceptable intercessor.

 After that, he intends to perform the funeral prayer as follows:

 Four Takbirs Funeral Prayer Fard-e-Kifaya, Praise be to Allaah, Praise be to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), Present for the supplication of the deceased ۔

 Then, after reciting Takbir with Rifa ‘ud-Din, he should tie his hands under his navel and recite this dua;

سُبْحَانَکَ اللّٰهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِکَ، وَتَبَارَکَ اسْمُکَ وَتَعَالٰی جَدُّکَ، وَجَلَّ ثَنَاءُ کَ وَلَا اِلٰهَ غَيْرُکَ.

 Say the second takbeer without raising your hand and recite this Durood Pak:

 اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلٰی آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، کَمَا صَلَّيْتَ وَسَلَّمْتَ وَبَارَکْتَ وَرَحِمْتَ وَتَرَحَّمْتَ عَلَی إِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَی آلِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ، إِنَّکَ حَمِيْدٌ مَّجِيْدٌ.

 Then he should say the third takbeer without raising his hand and pray for forgiveness for the deceased and all Muslims. Read the following du’aa ‘for the funeral prayers of both adult men and women:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِحَيِّنَا وَمَيِّتِنَا وَشَاهِدِنَا وَغَائِبِنَا وَصَغِيْرِنَا وَکَبِيْرِنَا وَذَکَرِنَا وَاُنْثَانَا. اَللّٰهُمَّ مَنْ اَحْيَيْتَه مِنَّا فَاَحْيِه عَلَی الْاِسْلَامِ وَمَنْ تَوَفَّيْتَه مِنَّا فَتَوَفَّه عَلَی الإِيْمَانِ.

   O Allah! Forgive our living and our men, and our present, and our absent, and our little ones, and our elders, and our men, and our women. O Allah! So whoever of us keeps him alive, keep him alive on Islam and whoever of us dies, let him die by faith. ”

 If there is a funeral for a baby boy, recite this dua:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْهُ لَنَا فَرَطاً وَّاجْعَلْهُ لَنَا اَجْرًا وَّذُخْرًا وَاجْعَلْهُ لَنَا شَافِعًا وَّ مُشَفَّعًا.

 “O Allah! Make this child the bearer for us to the destination, make him the cause of reward for us and the store of the Hereafter, and make him the intercessor for us and the acceptable intercessor. ”

 If there is a funeral of a minor girl, recite this dua:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا لَنَا فَرَطاً وَّ اجْعَلْهَا لَنَا اَجْرًا وَّ ذُخْرًا وَّ اجْعَلْهَا لَنَا شَافِعَةً وَّ مُشَفَّعَةً۔

 “O Allah! Make this girl the bearer of the destination for us, make her a source of reward for us and the treasure of the Hereafter, and make her an intercessor for us and acceptable intercession. ”

 If one does not remember any of these duas, then this dua should be recited:


اَللّٰهُمَّ اغْفِرْلَنَا وَلِوَالِدَيْنَا وَ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ.۔

 “O Allah! So forgive us our parents and all believing men and women. “

 Even if this dua is not memorized, only the dua that is memorized can be recited.

 Then say the fourth takbeer without raising your hand and then

      اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْکُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اﷲِ، اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْکُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اﷲِ۔

       Say recite this dua and turn his face first to the right and then left.

 3. Dua for dead person Arabic:

    It is narrated from Hazrat Awf bin Malik that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited this supplication at a funeral, which I remembered.)

 اَللّٰهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْهُ وَعَافِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنْهُ وَأَكْرِمْ نُزُلَهُ وَوَسِّعْ مُدْخَلَهُ وَاغْسِلْهُ بِالْمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرَدِ وَنَقِّهِ مِنْ الْخَطَايَا كَمَا نَقَّيْتَ الثَّوْبَ الْأَبْيَضَ مِنْ الدَّنَسِ وَأَبْدِلْهُ دَارًا خَيْرًا مِنْ دَارِهِ وَأَهْلًا خَيْرًا مِنْ أَهْلِهِ وَزَوْجًا خَيْرًا مِنْ زَوْجِهِ وَأَدْخِلْهُ الْجَنَّةَ وَأَعِذْهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ أَوْ مِنْ عَذَابِ النَّارِ۔

    4. Dua for dead person in English:

 Translation: O Allah! Forgive him, have mercy on him, heal him, forgive him, honor his coming, widen his place, wash away his sins with water, snow and hail, cleanse him of such sins, As the white cloth cleanses the dirt, give her a better house in return for this house, give her a better wife than her family, give her a wife better than this wife, admit her to paradise, protect her from the torment of grave and hell Say

 Virtue: The narrator of the hadith says that I wish it was in the place of the deceased.

    5. Dua for dead woman and man:

 اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنَّ فُلَانَ بْنَ فُلَانٍ فِي ذِمَّتِكَ، وَحَبْلِ جِوَارِكَ، فَقِهِ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْقَبْرِ، وَعَذَابِ النَّارِ، وَأَنْتَ أَهْلُ الْوَفَاءِ 
وَالْحَقِّ، فَاغْفِرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْهُ، إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ۔

 Translation: O Allah! Surely so-and-so is under your care and protection, so save him from the torment of the grave, and from the torment of the fire, and you are faithful and truthful, so forgive him and have mercy on him. Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.

 Note: Take the name of the deceased and his father instead of so-and-so.

  6. Dua for death anniversary:

 اَللّٰهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبُّهَا، وَأَنْتَ خَلَقْتَهَا، وَأَنْتَ هَدَيْتَهَا لِلْإِسْلَامِ، وَأَنْتَ قَبَضْتَ رُوحَهَا، وَأَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِسِرِّهَا وَعَلَانِيَتِهَا، جِئْنَاكَ شُفَعَاءَ فَاغْفِرْ لَهُ

 Translation: O Allah! You are his Lord and You have created him and You have shown him the way to Islam and you have taken hold of his soul and you know its outward and inward. We have come to intercede for him. Forgive him.

  7. How do you say condolences in Islam?

   It is customary to say  

   ” اِنَّا لِلّٰہِ وَاِنَّآ اِلَیْہِ رَاجِعُوْنَ” 

    on death of a Muslim: Therefore, condolence is a mustahab, a definite sunnah, and obligatory if it is relative.

 Virtues of condolence:

 Numerous hadiths and relics have been narrated on the virtues of condolence and Muslims have also acted upon it.

 Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah have narrated from Ibn Mas’ud that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

   “Whoever offers condolences to a person in distress, he will get the same reward as the one in distress”.

 Ibn Majah and others have narrated from Amr ibn Hazm that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

      “The believer who condoles his brother in distress, Allah will clothe him with honor and dignity on the Day of Resurrection.”

 Tabarani and other narrators have quoted the saying of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):

  Whoever consoles a distressed person, Allah Almighty will clothe him with two such pairs of clothes of Paradise.

 Apart from the above mentioned virtues of condolence and its reward, the greatest virtue of condolence is that this act is the definite Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (sws).

    Method of condolence:

 The Islamic Shari’ah does not prescribe any specific method of condolence, but there are several forms of condolence which we describe below:

    If he goes for condolence, he should pray for the forgiveness of the deceased and reward his heirs for their patience, and this may be the best prayer on this occasion, which the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited:

” إن لله ما أخذ وله ما أعطى وكل شيء عنده بأجل مسمى ” 

      “The thing taken is also His and the given thing was also His and everything is written with Him according to the appointed time.”

 On this occasion, the relatives of the deceased should be encouraged to hope for patience and reward. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded his daughter when her beloved husband is died:

” مرها فلتصبر ولتحتسب فإن لله ما أخذ وله ما أعطى وكل شيء عنده بأجل مسمى ”

 Relatives of the deceased can also be said these words on the occasion of condolence:


أحسَنَ اللهُ عَزَاءَكُم وَجَبرَ مُصَابَكُم وَغَفَرَ لمَِيتكُم” ۔

 Or any suitable prayer words in the style of these words which can be said to be a consolation, patience and reward for the deceased.

    2. One form of condolence is to console the family of the deceased by arranging food for them or by meeting their needs in this regard. When Hazrar Jafar bin Abu-Taalib martyrdom was reported in battle of Mota, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ordered in his house:

    Prepare food for Jafar’s family, because of grief his family can’t do it.

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