Our Services / Janazah - Funeral Services

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
"We belong to Allah and to Him shall we return"
The Ipswich Mosque offers a Body Wash facility before performing the Janazah.
Funeral prayer services (Janazah) are held at the mosque and can be arranged via the Mosque Imam.
For further information please contact:

Mohammed Tunu Miah (07855 540993)

Or the Mosque Office on: 01473 226879

The mosque ensures that the service aspect of a funeral is carried out as best as possible before the departed is taken to the graveyard.
Terms and conditions apply, if you use our facilities then you agree to the terms and conditions.

Janazah - Muslim Burial

Faith in a life after death is the last of the basic articles of faith in Islam. The word generally used in the Qur'an to indicate this life is al-akhirah, which means, that which comes after. Death, according to the Qur'an, is not the end of man's life; it only opens the door to another, a higher form of life (56:60,61).

Just as from the small life-germ grows the man, and he does not lose his individuality for all the changes which he undergoes, so from this man is made the higher man, his state being changed, and he himself being made to grow into what he cannot conceive of at present.

Funerals in Islam follow fairly specific rites, though they are subject to regional interpretation and variation in custom. In all cases, however, sharia (Islamic religious law) calls for burial of the corpse, preceded by a simple ritual involving bathing and shrouding the body, followed by salah (prayer). Cremation of the body is generally forbidden.

Burial rituals should normally take place within 72 hours and include:

1) Bathing the dead body, except in extraordinary circumstances.

2) Enshrouding dead body in a white cotton or linen cloth.

3) Funeral prayer.

4) Burial of the dead body in a grave.

5) Positioning the deceased so that the head is faced towards Mecca (Makkah Al-Mukarramah).

How to Pray the Janazah (funeral) Prayer

1 – Say first Takbeer (‘Allahu Akbar’) and raise both hands up to your earlobes and then place your right hand over your left hand.
أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
2 – Seek refuge from the Shaytan (devil).
I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Shaitan.
3 – Recite Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a short surah or part of a surah.
بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِیْنَۙ(۱) الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِۙ(۲) مٰلِكِ یَوْمِ الدِّیْنِؕ(۳) اِیَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَ اِیَّاكَ نَسْتَعِیْنُؕ(۴) اِهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِیْمَۙ(۵) صِرَاطَ الَّذِیْنَ اَنْعَمْتَ عَلَیْهِمْ غَیْرِ الْمَغْضُوْبِ عَلَیْهِمْ وَ لَا الضَّآلِّیْنَ۠(۷) أَمِيْن
In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. [All] praise is [due] to Allah , Lord of the worlds – The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, Sovereign of the Day of Recompense. It is You we worship and You we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path – The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. Ameen
4 – Say second Takbeer. You can either choose to raise your hands again up to your earlobes or leave them as is. Both are permissible.
5 – Recite Darood on Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as one does at the end of the prayer.
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ

O Allah, let Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious.
6 – Say third Takbeer. You can either choose to raise your hands again up to your earlobes or leave them as is. Both are permissible.
7 – Make supplication (du’a) for the deceased. There are a number of recommended supplications from the Prophet (pbuh). Following is one of the most popular:
اَللهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِحَيِّنَا وَ مَيِّتِنَا وَ شَاهِدِنَا، وَ غَائِبِنَا، وَ صَغِيْرِنَا وَ كَبِيْرِنَا، وَ ذَكَرِنَا وَ أُنْثَانَا. اَللهُمَّ مَنْ اَحْيَيْتَهُ مِنَّا فَأَحْيِهِ عَلَى الْإِسْلَامِ وَ مَنْ تَوَفَّيْتَهُ مِنَّا فَتَوَّفَهُ عَلَى الْإِيْمَان، اَللهُمَّ لَا تَحْرِمْنَا أَجْرَهُ وَلَا تُضِلَّنَا بَعْدَهُ

‘O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those present and those absent, our young and our old, our males and our females. O Allah, whom among us You keep alive, then let such a life be upon Islam, and whom among us You take unto Yourself, then let such a death be upon faith. O Allah, do not deprive us of his reward and do not let us stray after him’.
8 – Say fourth Takbeer and pause for a little while. You can either choose to raise your hands again up to your earlobes or leave them as is. Both are permissible. Some scholars say to recite general supplications for yourself, family, friends, and all Muslims during this period.
9 – Then end by saying one Tasleem to the right (‘Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmat-Allaah’). Doing it on both sides as in regular prayer is also ok.
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