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What to recite at the graveside?

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Q: What is the preferred surahs/duas to recite at the graveside of loved ones?


A: You may read any portion of the Qur’aan or any du`aa for the maghfirat and forgiveness of the inmate of the grave. Reciting Surah Ikhlaas 11 times is recommended. Similarly Surah Zilzaal and Surah Takaathur are also recommended.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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