How to Pray Upon the Dead

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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Jabir said: the Prophet offered the fineral prayer of 'Ashamata 'An-Najãshi and said four takbeers. (173)
Footnotes

(173) It has been established through authentic ahãdeeth that the Prophet prayed the funeral prayer with 4 (according to most reports), 5, and up to nine takbeeras. Whichever a person does is acceptable; however, it is better to alternate between them. Just as it is better to alternate between the various opening suplications in the prayer, the various forms of tashahhud, and the various forms of 'As-salãt 'Al-'Ibrãheemiyya

Reporters

Reported in Saheeh Al-Bukhari #418 in the book of funerals in Volume 2 of Muhammad Muhsin Khãn's translation.

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