Reciting Surah Faatihah in janaazah salaah

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Q: I read in tafseer Ibn kathir that, Salah will be a invalid if Surah Fateha is not recited in it. Is it permissible to recite Surah Fateha in Salaatul Janazah?


A: Salaatul Janaazah is not a salaah, it is a du`aa. According to us Surah Faatihah is not recited in salaatul janaazah.

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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