Authentic Step by Step Illustrated Janazah Guide
Here is a excert from Authentic Step by Step Illustrated Janazah Guide by Mohamed Ebrahim Siala
...............1) WHEN A MUSLIM IS AT THE POINT OF DEATH
Family members of the dying person and his most pious friends should be informed and should be present at his side to help him turn his thoughts to Allah, encourage him very gently to repent, remind him about all the good deeds that he did, about Allah’s mercy, and Allah’s forgiveness so that he may anticipate Allah’s mercy and Allah’s favors.
Allah in the Quran said: "And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord, but those who are misguided "(Quran 15:56).
Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said: " Let no Muslim die except expecting and hoping the best from Allah" (Muslim).
Those who are present near a dying Muslim should do the following :
They should be kind and patient.
They should never leave him alone.
They should give him hope, not allowing him to collapse out of pain or panic.
They should prompt him very gently (Encouragement without insistence) every now and then to say the Shahada: "La ilaha ella Allah", which means ‘There is no God but Allah,’ in a very kind and sincere manner as these may be his last words.
Abu-Saeed Al-Khuduri reported that Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said : " Help Muslims who are dying to say: ‘ La ilaha ella Allah’ " (Muslim).
They should make Dua’ (Supplicate) to Allah to help him go through situation easy, and forgive him.
There is no authentic proof of reading chapter (Yasin ) beside a dying Muslim.
There is no authentic proof of directing the dying Muslim to the Qiblah.
There is no Islamic teaching of putting the Quran under the head of a dying Muslim.
There is no Islamic teaching of asking junubs( Those who did not take a shower after a sexual act), or menstruating women, to leave the room .
2) JUST AFTER DEATH HAS BEEN DETERMINED
When the person is confirmed dead, family members or those who are present should :
Close the eyes of the deceased.
Um Salma reported that : " When her husband died, Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) closed his eyes" (Muslim).
They should bind his lower jaw to his head so that it does not sag.
They should cover all his body completely with a clean sheet.
Aisha reported that : " Muslims covered the body of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) when he died" (Bukhari & Muslim).
They should make Dua’ (Supplicate) to Allah to forgive him.
They should hasten to prepare the body for washing, shrouding and burial.
Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said: " You should hasten with his burial" (Bukhari & Muslim).
They should pay his debts from his money, or if there is not enough, then from any family member or any relative, this matter is important since the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) encouraged Muslims to pay the debts of the deceased.
There is no Islamic teaching of putting the Quran under the pillow of the deceased.
There is no Islamic teaching of asking junubs (Those who did not take a shower after sexual act), or menstruating women to leave the room of the deceased.
There is no Islamic teaching of putting flowers, candles etc., in the deceased’s room.
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