How Many Salams Should I Perform at the End of the Funeral Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question:Assalam alaykum,

As a follower of the hanafi school, should we also perform only one salam if the Imam, at the end of the funeral prayer, only gives one salam?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

The position of the Hanafi school is that there are two closing salams at the end of the funeral (janaza) prayer. Therefore, if the imam performs just a single salam, you should perform the second one alone in order to complete the prayer.

[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah (2.227); Haskafi, al-Durr al-Mukhtar (1.585)]

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani