How to Perform the Funeral Prayer

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 [1]. 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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  1. The method presented in this Post is the way that the Funeral prayer is performed in Makkah & Madinah and is referenced per Ref [1] below.
  2. Supplications for Male, Female & Child are examples taken from Ref [1].
  3. Please double check & confirm with a scholar.
  4. Check back often to see if there are any updates or revisions.


  1. “Prayer According to the Sunnah”. Compiler Prof. Muhammad Zulfiqar. Darussalam. March, 2006. Chapter – The Funeral Prayer, pg 492, 498. [10012]
  2. “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. [10003]