What is Said When Placing the Body in the Grave

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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What is Said When Placing the Body in the Grave (160)
The Prophet said: "When you place your dead in the grave then say Bismillãhi wa `alã sunnati rasoolil-lãhi.(178)

In the name of Allah, and according to the way of the Messenger of Allah.


The wording here is that of 'Abu Dãwood. Al-Albãni said it was sound in his Saheeh Al-Jãmi` As-Sagheer wa Ziyãdatih, #832. Al-`Adawee reported the other wording which replaces the word millati for the word sunnati. He menttioned that the latter was according to 'Abu Dãwood's report, page 546 of volume 3. He said it was sound, and that it was also reported by Ibn Mãjah, #1550; At-Tirmithi, page 146 of volume 4, who said it was strange, speaking of the channel that reached him; Al-Bayhaqi, 55/4; and 'Al-Hãkim, 366/1, who said it sound according to the conditions of Al-Bukhãri and Muslim. 'At-thahabi agreed.

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