Reciting Surah Faatihah in Janaazah Salaah

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Q: Surah Fatihah must be read in every rakah of Salah to be complete, isn’t? Then in Salatul Janazah why Surah Fatihah is not read, what if we read it ?


A: Salaatul Janaazah is a dua. It is not a namaaz.

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


Answered by:

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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