The manner of greeting the deceased individual


Question: What is the authentically legislated manner in which the deceased individual is to be greeted; is he to be approached from the direction of his face? And in which direction should he be supplicated for?

Response: [He is to be greeted] just as you greet the living, approaching his face and you extend the greeting to him [by saying]:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ وَ ارْحَمْهُ وَعَافِهِ وَ اعْفُ عَنْهُ

…and he should supplicate [to Allaah] for him, whilst facing him.

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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