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Ruling on reciting al-Faatihah during the Janaazah prayer

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Publication : 24-03-2011

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Question

What is the ruling on reciting al-Faatihah during the Janaazah (funeral) prayer?.

Answer

Praise be to Allaah

It is obligatory, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “pray as you have seen me praying.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari. And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book [al-Faatihah].” Saheeh – agreed upon. 

Source: Kitaab Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, 13/143

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