Dua on listening to information of demise of a Muslim
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
Verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him can we return. [Quran 2:156]
When closing the eyes of the deceased
اللهُـمِّ اغْفِـرْ لِـفلان (باسـمه) وَارْفَعْ دَرَجَتَـهُ في المَهْـدِييـن ، وَاخْـلُفْـهُ في عَقِـبِهِ في الغابِـرين، وَاغْفِـرْ لَنـا وَلَـهُ يا رَبَّ العـالَمـين، وَافْسَـحْ لَهُ في قَبْـرِهِ وَنَـوِّرْ لَهُ فيه
Allāhumma’ghfir li (title of the individual) warfa` darajatahu fi ‘l-mahdiyyīn, wakhlufhu fī `aqibihi fi ‘l-ghābirīn, wagh’fir-lanā wa lahu yā Rabba ‘l-`ālamīn, wafsaḥ lahu fī qabrihi wa nawwir lahu fīh.
O Allah, forgive [name of the person] and elevate his station amongst those that are guided. Ship him alongside the trail of those that got here earlier than, and forgive us and him, O Lord of the worlds. Enlarge for him his grave, and shed mild upon him in it.Reference:Muslim 2/634.
Dua after burying the deceased
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ اللَّهُمَّ ثَبِّتْهُ
Allāhumma’ghfir lah Allāhumma thabbit’h. O Allah, forgive him. O Allah, strengthen him.Reference:The Prophet (ﷺ) used to cease after burying the useless and say to the folks: “Ask Allah to forgive your brother and pray for him to be strengthened, for certainly he’s now being questioned.”
Abu Dawud 3/315, and Al-Hakim 1/370 who graded it genuine and Ath-Thahabi agreed. Hisn al-Muslim 164
Highly effective Dua for individuals who handed away
Dua for Dua for individuals who handed away/ Dua for useless to clean him with water of snow and hail and cleanse him of sin
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْهُ وَعَافِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنْهُ وَأَكْرِمْ نُزُلَهُ وَأَوْسِعْ مُدْخَلَهُ وَاغْسِلْهُ بِالْمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرَدِ وَنَقِّهِ مِنَ الْخَطَايَا كَمَا يُنَقَّى الثَّوْبُ الأَبْيَضُ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ ”
Allahummaghfir lahu warhamhu wa ‘afihi was a’fu ‘anhu, wa akrim nuzulahu wa wassi’ ,adkhalahu waghsilhu bil-ma’i wath-thalji wal-baradi wa naqqihi min al-khataya kama ynaqqath-thawb al-abyad min ad-danas
(O Allah, forgive him and have mercy on him, hold him protected and sound and forgive him, honor the place the place he settles and make his entrance extensive; wash him with water and snow and hail, and cleanse him of sin as a white garment is cleansed of dust). Sunan an-Nasa’i 62
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِحَيِّنَا وَمَيِّتِنَا وَشَاهِدِنَا وَغَائِبِنَا وَذَكَرِنَا وَأُنْثَانَا وَصَغِيرِنَا وَكَبِيرِنَا ”
Allahummighfir lihayyina wa mayyitina wa shahidina wa gha’ibina wadhakarina wa unthana wa saghirina wa kabirina
O Allah, forgive our residing and our useless, those that are current amongst us and those that are absent, our males and our females, our younger and our outdated Sunan an-Nasa’i 1986
Allāhumma `abduka wabnu ‘amatik iḥtāja ilā raḥmatik, wa anta ghaniyyun `an `adhābih, in kāna muḥsinan fazid fī ḥasanātih, wa in kāna musī’an fatajāwaz `anh. O Allah, Your male slave and the kid of Your feminine slave is in want of Your mercy, and You aren’t in want of his torment. If he was pious then enhance his rewards and if he was a transgressor then pardon him.Reference:Al-Hakim 1/359 who graded it genuine and Ath-Thahabi agreed with him. See additionally Al-Albani, Ahkamul-Jana’iz, p. 125.
اللهُـمِّ عَبْـدُكَ وَابْنُ أَمَـتِك، احْتـاجَ إِلى رَحْمَـتِك، وَأَنْتَ غَنِـيٌّ عَنْ عَذابِـه، إِنْ كانَ مُحْـسِناً فَزِدْ في حَسَـناتِه، وَإِنْ كانَ مُسـيئاً فَتَـجاوَزْ عَنْـه
When the deceased is a baby
“اللهم اجعله فرطاً وذخراً لوالديه ، وشفيعاً مجاباً . اللهم ثقل به موازينها وأعظم به أجورهما ، وألحقهُ بصالح المؤمنين ، واجعلهُ في كفالة إبراهيم ، وقه برحمتك عذاب الجحيم ، وأبدله داراً خيراً من داره ، وأهلاً خيراً من أهله ، اللهم اغفر لاسلافنا ، وأفراطنا ، ومن سبقنا بالإيمان ” فحسن
Allāhumma ‘j`alhu faraṭan wa dhukhran liwālidayh, wa shafī`an mujāban. Allāhumma thaqqil bihi mawāzīnahumā wa a`ẓim bihi ujūrahumā, wa alḥiqhu biṣāliḥi ‘l-mu’minīn, waj`alhu fī kafālati Ibrāhīm, wa qihi biraḥmatika `adhāba ‘l-jaḥīm, wa abdilhu dāran khayran min dārih, wa ahlan khayran min ahlih, Allāhumma’ghfir li aslāfinā wa afrāṭinā wa man sabaqanā bil īmān. O Allah, shield him from the torment of the grave. [It is also good to say:]
O Allah, make him a precursor, a forerunner and a treasure for his mother and father and an answered intercessor. O Allah, make him weigh closely of their scales (of excellent) and enlarge their reward. Make him be part of the righteous of the believers. Place him within the care of Ibrahim. Save him by Your mercy from the torment of Hell. Give him a house higher than his house, and a household higher than his household. O Allah, forgive those that have gone (i.e. handed away) earlier than us, our kids misplaced (by demise), and those that have preceded us in Religion.
Reference:Ibn Qudamah, Al-Mughni 3/416 and Advert-Duroosul-Muhimmah li-Aammatil-‘Ummah, pg. 15, by Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Aziz bin Baz.
Condolence to the household of those that handed away
أعظم الله أجرك ، وأحسن عزاءك وغفر لميتك”
A`ẓamallāhu ajrak, wa ‘aḥsana `azā’ak, wa ghafara limayyitik.
Might Allah enlarge your reward, and make good your bereavement, and forgive your departed.
Reference:1 Al-Bukhari 2/80, Muslim 2/636. 2An-Nawawi, Kitabul-‘Athkar, p. 126.
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