A Step-by-Step Guide on how to Perform the Funeral (Janazah) Prayer (Salah)
On a somber note, this post provides a guide of how to perform the Funeral prayer. You might be surprised to find out that if you are on Hajj there might be a Funeral prayer after nearly every Fard Salah so it is important to know how to perform it correctly. A quick note – there appears to be different ways of performing the Funeral prayer. The aim of this guide is to present how the Funeral prayer is performed in Makkah & Madinah, Ref . Please check & confirm with a scholar. (There is also a nicely formatted pdf at the end of this post that you can download and print)
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The method presented in this Post is the way that the Funeral prayer is performed in Makkah & Madinah and is referenced per Ref  below.
Supplications for Male, Female & Child are examples taken from Ref .
Please double check & confirm with a scholar.
Check back often to see if there are any updates or revisions.
“Prayer According to the Sunnah”. Compiler Prof. Muhammad Zulfiqar. Darussalam. March, 2006. Chapter – The Funeral Prayer, pg 492, 498. 
“Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 7th Edition July, 2006. pg 66. 
Further to my previous post which summarizes where Hajj takes place and the locations involved, I wanted to share with everyone a special map of these Hajj locations – including main features, distances & geographic coordinates (mashAllah).
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“Makkah Al Mukarramah and Mashaer Area” map – Second Edition. General Commission for Survey – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2012.
Note: The dates above have been not yet been confirmed by the authorities in Saudi Arabia. These dates are based on calculations – please check closer to time for confirmed dates.
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So you may be wondering how the dates above were arrived at. Good question. First we can calculate the moon phases in August, which is when the month of Dhul Hijjah will start this year inshAllah,As we can see the new moon is expected on the Monday, 21-Aug-2017 at 21:30 (in Makkah). But will it be visible on this day? This is where we have to calculate the moon crescent visibility curves to verify. Moon crescent visibility curves for three days are as follows,
As can be seen from these curves,
The moon will not be visible on Mon, 21-Aug-2017
The moon will be visible by the naked eye on Tue, 22-Aug-2017. This means that the first day of Dhul Hijjah will be Wednesday, 23-Aug-2017
So the first day of Hajj (the 8th of Dhul Hijjah) will be on Wednesday, 30-Aug-2017 inshAllah
 “The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih Al-Bukhari”.Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan.Darussalam.July, 2007.Volume 8, Hadith #6313 (Sahih), pg 183
 “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”.Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani.Darussalam.5th Edition Apr, 2006. pg 103
What to say upon completing Ablution (Wudu)
Though the wording of the Declaration (in grey below), exists in Sahih Muslim (as per the last post), Tirmidhi  reported the following addition (in white below),
This hadith is graded as Daif (weak) in . But the following comment is presented in  , “This narration, just with the wording of the Declaration, exists in Sahih Muslim; and the addition of “Allahum-maj’al-nee minat-tawwabeena waj’alnee minal mutatahhireen” [O Allah! Make me one of those who repent in abundance and make me of those who are clean and pure] this addition is proven authentic see Irwa’ul-Ghalil 1/135, and Al-Jami’As-Saghir 1/1112″.
 “English Translation of Jāmi‘ At-Tirmidhī”. Compiled by Mohammad Ibn ‘Eisā At-Tirmidhi et al. Darussalam. Nov, 2007. Volume 1, Hadith #55 (Daif), pg 83
 “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 5th Edition Apr, 2006. pg 29