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What is Said When Placing the Body in the Grave

What is Said When Placing the Body in the Grave (160)
The Prophet said: "When you place your dead in the grave then say Bismillăhi wa `ală sunnati rasoolil-lăhi.(178)
 
Footnotes

In the name of Allah, and according to the way of the Messenger of Allah.

Reporters

The wording here is that of 'Abu Dăwood. Al-Albăni said it was sound in his Saheeh Al-Jămi` As-Sagheer wa Ziyădatih, #832. Al-`Adawee reported the other wording which replaces the word millati for the word sunnati. He menttioned that the latter was according to 'Abu Dăwood's report, page 546 of volume 3. He said it was sound, and that it was also reported by Ibn Măjah, #1550; At-Tirmithi, page 146 of volume 4, who said it was strange, speaking of the channel that reached him; Al-Bayhaqi, 55/4; and 'Al-Hăkim, 366/1, who said it sound according to the conditions of Al-Bukhări and Muslim. 'At-thahabi agreed.

 

What is Said When Placing the Body in the Grave (161)
When the Prophet would finish burying a dead person he would stand over him and say: 'Istaghfiroo li'akheekum wa saloo lahu attathbeeta fa'innahu 'al'ăna yus'alu (179)
 
Footnotes

(179) Ask forgiveness for your brother, and ask stability for him, for he is now being questioned.

Reporters

Al-`Adawee said it was comely and that it was reported by Abu Dăwood, page 550 of volume 3; Al-Hăkim, #370/1, who said it was sound according to the conditions of Al-Bukhări and Muslim; Ath-Thahabi who said it was sound; Al-Bayhaqi, 56/4; and others. Al-Albăni said it was sound in his Saheeh Al-Jămi` As-Sagheer wa Ziyădatih #4760.

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