Funerals in Islam.
In Surah aal-Imraan, Allah states in the Quran that each soul will taste death. He also states that on the Day of Resurrection, people would get compensation for the way they lived. Whoever has done good deeds and obeyed Allah will be closer to Heaven, while Hellfire will be closer to those who have sinned. Thus, like any living being, death, and funerals in Islam are an undeniable aspect of life.
The only thing that exists for eternity is Allah Himself. Any of His creation might delude itself into believing that somehow they will prevent death. Maybe they’re dreaming of someone creating a miracle anti-aging drug. Or maybe as was the case for some tyrannical kings in the past, they believe they are too great to perish. Death is however a reality, and a funeral in Islam follows it for humans.
Funerals arrangements in Islam.
Those near them should shut their eyes and pray for them until the person has passed away. When we’re struck by a tragedy, Allah advises us to say ‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun.’ It says we belong to Heaven, and we are going back to Him.
We have to cover the body entirely in preparation for the burial. However, first, prepare the body for purification. In addition to a husband for his wife, and vice versa, or in the case of small girls, persons of the same sex as the deceased should share in the washing ceremony. According to Islam funerals, is a unique procedure for washing(Gushal) the body which we must follow.
Then the next move is to process the funeral prayer until the body is in a shroud. This is the privilege of every Muslim who is leaving this land. It should be attended by the full number of participants. Nowadays the traditional practice is to spread the news of prayer through technology among friends, family, and the public, which is perfect. There should be a farewell prayer and a funeral as soon as possible.
Muslims in the community should conduct the funeral prayer. In Islam, you may also join in the funerals prayer of someone you never met. This was promoted by the Prophet (PBUH) and he said people would get big rewards. The compensation for the deceased soul would also result in a significant amount of congregants after the service. The Prophet (PBUH) said that in a funeral prayer, if 40 people pray, Allah would accept their prayers.
Methods of Funerals Prayer.
The funeral prayer form is very distinct from regular prayer. The Muslims will put the body in front of the congregation, then the prayer is led by an Imam. The Imam and the Muslims first say takbeer. Then everyone is quietly saying Sanah. And once again the Imam says takbeer. We give greetings to the Prophet after that (PBUH). The Imam, next, says the Third Takbeer. We pray for the lost person after that. Then the fourth and final takbeer is said by the Imam, during which we pray for the Muslim ummah. After this, we turn face to the right and left finish with ‘Assalamu alaykum wa rahmat ul Allah.’ Note that the funeral prayer does not contain ruku, sujood, etc.