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Janazah Salaah in the Haram


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Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Three follow a dead body. Two of them return and one remains with him. Members of his family, his possessions and his deeds follow him. His family and his possessions return whilst his deeds remain with him” (Bukhari)



Question and Answer:


Q.I have a few questions on Janaazah Salaah in the Haram.


In the Haram I have noticed that Janaazah Salaah takes place after Fajr and Asr and I have learnt that there is no Salaah after Fajr and Asr. Is this correct?


I also heard the Imaam of the Haram recite Surah Faatihah in Janaazah Salaah. Can I read it?

How many Salaams are there in Janaazah Salaah? One or Two? In the Haram I have seen the Imaam make one Salaam. What should I do? I follow the Hanafi Mazhab.


(Question published as received)


  1. The general rule is that there is no Salaah (Nafl) offered after the Fajr and Asr Salaah. The performance of Janaazah Salaah is excluded from this rule and is permissible to perform during these times. (Shaami 1/376)


According to the Hanafi Mazhab, Surah Faatihah is not recited as Qiraat in Janaazah Salaah as is done in normal Salaah. If one wishes to recite Surah Faatihah in Janaazah Salaah, it may be recited with the intention of Dua. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 13/107)


There exists a difference of opinion in the number of Salaams in Janaazah Salaah. In any case, it would suffice by making one Salaam in Janaazah Salaah behind an Imaam who makes one Salaam in Janaazah Salaah. (Kitaab-ul-Fataawa 3/173/174)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai               

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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