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Performing the Janazaah Salaah after the deceased is buried

Nasihah (Advice): Esaale Sawaab

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “When a person passes away, all his actions cease except for three: a) Sadaqah Jaariyah (perpetuating charity), b) Knowledge which he imparted and is now being benefitted from or c) a pious child who will make Dua for him.” [Sahih Muslim]



Question and Answer:


  1. The Imaam left out one Takbeer in the Janaazah Salaah. Is the Janazaah Salaah valid? If not, what must be done now that the deceased is buried?


(Question published as received)


  1. It is a requirement for the validity of the Janazaah Salaah that all 4 Takbeers are recited in the Janaazah Salaah. Therefore, if an Imaam leaves out any of the 4 Takbeers when performing the Janaazah Salaah, the Janazaah Salaah is invalid and incomplete. In that case, the Janazah Salaah must be repeated.


If the Janaazah Salaah was not repeated (or if no Janaazah Salaah was performed) and the deceased was buried, the Janazaah Salaah must be repeated and performed at the grave of the deceased as long as the body has not decayed. If the body has decayed (based on a professional opinion), there is no repeating or performing of the Janaazah Salaah. (Maraaqil Falaah 2/221- Hidaayah 1/90)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Mufti Moosa Salie


(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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