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Dua For Deceased
Dua For Deceased

Dua For Deceased In Arabic For Male And Women (Plus Their Meaning)

Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. It is natural to feel overwhelmed with emotions and to struggle with finding ways to cope with the loss. Dua for deceased are prayers to Allah asking Him for mercy and forgiveness for the deceased.

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It is prescribed to make du’aa’ for the dead Muslims and to give charity on their behalf by giving to the poor and needy.

In this way a person may draw closer to Allaah and ask Him to give the reward for that to his father, mother or other people, deceased or alive.

Dua For Deceased

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When a man dies, all his deeds come to a halt apart from three: ongoing charity (sadaqah jaariyah), beneficial knowledge or a righteous child who will pray for him.”

Offering dua for the deceased Muslims in general, and for close relatives in particular, is also prescribed in general terms at any time, without specifying any particular time, because of the general meaning of the words of Allah, may He be exalted (interpretation of the meaning):

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“And those who came after them say: “Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith”

Surah al-Hashr 59:10

Arabic Dua For Deceased Male

This is the Dua for the deceased for male, whether father, brother, or husband.

اللَّهمَّ اغْفِرْ لَه ُُ وَارْحَمْهُ، وَعَافِه ِِ وَاعْفُ عَنْهُ، وَأَكْرِمْ نُزُلَهُ، وَوَسِّعْ مُدْخَلَهُ، وَاغْسِلْهُ بِالمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالبَرَدِ، وَنَقِّه ِِ مِنَ الخَطَايَا كَمَا نَقَّيْتَ الثَّوْبَ الأَبْيَضَ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ، وَأَبْدِلْهُ دَاراً خَيْرا ً مِنْ دَارِهِ، وَأَهْلاً خَيْرا ً مِنْ أَهْلِهِ، وَزَوْجَاً خَيْرا ً مِنْ زَوْجِهِ، وَأَدْخِلْهُ الجَنَّةَ، وَأَعِذْهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ القَبْرِ وَعَذَابِ النَّار

Transliteration

Allahummaghfir lahu, warhamhu, wa ‘afihi, wafu ‘anhu, wa akrim nuzulahu, wa wassi‘ mudkhalahu, waghsilhu bil-ma’i wath-thalji wal-baradi, wa naqqihi minal-khataya, kama naqqaytath-thawbal-abyada minad-danasi, wa abdilhu daran khairan min darihi, wa ahlan khairan min ahlihi, wa zawjan khairan min zawjihi, wa adkhilhul-Jannata, wa a‘idh- hu min ‘adhabil-qabri, wa min ‘adhabin-nar.

Dua For The Deceased In English

O Allah! Forgive him, bestow mercy upon him, pardon him, accord him a noble provision and make his grave spacious, wash him with water, snow and hail, purify him from sins as You have purified the white garment from soiling, give him a better abode in place of his present one, and a better family in exchange of his present one, and a better spouse in place of his present wife; admit him to Jannah and protect from the trial in the grave and punishment in the Hell.

Dua for the deceased

Abu Abdur-Rahman Auf bin Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah SAW offered a funeral prayer and he memorized the above supplication.

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After hearing this supplication of the Messenger of Allah SAW, Abu Abdur-Rahman Auf bin Malik said: I wished I had been that dead man. [Muslim]

Dua For Deceased Woman

If the dead person is a woman (wife, mother, sister), you should change the ending of certain words in this supplication from hu to ha, that is, you should use the feminine pronoun. The Dua for the deceased woman in Arabic is:

اللَّهمَّ اغْفِرْ لَها وَارْحَمْها، وَعَافِها وَاعْفُ عَنْها، وَأَكْرِمْ نُزُلَها، وَوَسِّعْ مُدْخَلَها، وَاغْسِلْها بِالمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالبَرَدِ، وَنَقِّها مِنَ الخَطَايَا كَمَا نَقَّيْتَ الثَّوْبَ الأَبْيَضَ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ، وَأَبْدِلْها دَاراً خَيْرا ً مِنْ دَارِها، وَأَهْلاً خَيْرا ً مِنْ أَهْلِها، وَزَوْجَاً خَيْرا ً مِنْ زَوْجِها، وَأَدْخِلْها الجَنَّةَ، وَأَعِذْها مِنْ عَذَابِ القَبْرِ وَعَذَابِ النَّار

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Transliteration

Allahummaghfir laha, warhamha, wa ‘afiha, wafu ‘anha, wa akrim nuzulaha, wa wassi‘ mudkhalaha, waghsilha bil-ma’i wath-thalji wal-baradi, wa naqqiha minal-khataya, kama naqqaytath-thawbal-abyada minad-danasi, wa abdilha daran khairan min dariha, wa ahlan khairan min ahliha, wa zawjan khairan min zawjiha, wa adkhilhal-Jannata, wa a‘idh- ha min ‘adhabil-qabri, wa min ‘adhabin-nar.

Meaning

O Allah! Forgive her, bestow mercy upon her, pardon her, accord her a noble provision and make her grave spacious, wash her with water, snow and hail, purify her from sins as You have purified the white garment from soiling, give her a better abode in place of his present one, and a better family in exchange of her present one, and a better spouse in place of her present husband; admit her to Jannah and protect from the trial in the grave and punishment in the Hell.

Dua for the deceased woman

Meaning Of The Dua

Accord him a noble provision’ that is, grant him an honorable welcome and reception.

This is because a dead person becomes a guest of Allah, Honored and Glorious is He, when it departs this word for the grave where he will either be punished or be in pleasure.He also supplicates:

And make his grave spacious’ that is, enlarge his grave for him when he enters it.

Wash him with water, snow and hail,’ that is, cleanse him of his sins with water, snow and hail. He mentioned snow and hail because of their cold nature, and water because it is used for cleansing.

The punishments for sins are hot, we ask Allah to save you and us from it; thus, it is appropriate to counter that with cold water and hail.

So, cleansing is accomplished by the use of water and cooling is accomplished by the use of snow and hail.

Purify him from sins as You purified the white garment from soiling,’ that is, grant him a perfect purification from his sins as white cloth is free of dirt. He mentioned white cloth because the least amount of dirt will be noticeable on it.

So, if white cloth is truly clean, it means there is no single speck of dirt on it in contrast to black, red, green or cloth of other colors. They are unlike white cloth upon which dirt is glaringly visible.

Give him a better abode in place of his present one,’ because he has departed this world to a transit world.

It is well known that this world is an abode of adversity, loss and anguish, so he said: ‘give him a better abode in place of his present one,’ in order to be in a state of pleasure in his grave.

And a better family in exchange of his present one,’ that is, his people like his mother, aunt, daughters, father, son and so on.

And a better spouse in place of his present one,’ that is, grant him a wife better than his earthly wife by granting him the House of Paradise in addition to his earthly wife.

When a person marries a woman in this world and his wife dies upon firm faith, then she will be one of his wives in the hereafter.

If someone were to ask: ‘How does she become a better wife when she remains the same as she was in the earthly life?!’ Sheikh Uthaimeen said that she would be better in characteristics, beauty and every other attributes.

Admit him into Paradise and protect him from the trial in the grave and punishment of the Hellfire.’

These supplications should be recited for the dead. One should be sincere to the dead in these supplications.

Adopted from Explanation of Riyadus Saliheen by Sheikh Uthaimeen

If the deceased is a child, what should be said in the dua is:

Allaahumma aj’alhu dhikhran li waalidayhi wa faratan wa shafee’an mujaaban. Allaahumma a’zim bihi ujoorahuma wa thaqqil bihi mawaazeenahuma wa alhaqhu bi saalih salaf al-mu’mineen waj’alhu fi kafaalat Ibraaheem ‘alayhi’l-salaam, wa qihi bi rahmatika ‘adhaab il-jaheem.

Meaning

O Allaah, make him a stored treasure for his parents, and a preceding reward and an answered intercessor. O Allaah, increase their reward through him and make their scales weigh heavily. Join him with the righteous believers who have gone on before, place him in the care of Ibraaheem, peace be upon him, and protect him from the torment of Hell by Your mercy.

2. Dua For Deceased In Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ فُلاَنَ بْنَ فُلاَنٍ فِي ذِمَّتِكَ، وَحَبْلِ جِوَارِكَ، فَقِهِ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْقَبْرِ، وَعَذَابِ النَّارِ، وَأَنْتَ أَهْلُ الْوَفَاءِ وَالْحَقِّ، فَاغْفِرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْهُ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

Transliteration

Allaahumma ‘inna [name the person] fee thimmatika, wa habli jiwaarika, faqihi min fitnatil-qabri wa ‘athaabin-naari, wa ‘Anta ‘ahlul-wafaa’i walhaqqi. Faghfir lahu warhaw.hu ‘innaka ‘Antal-Ghafoorur-Raheem.

Dua For The Deceased In The Funeral Prayer

O Allah, surely [name the person] is under Your protection, and in the rope of Your security, so save him from the trial of the grave and from the punishment of the Fire. You fulfill promises and grant rights, so forgive him and have mercy on him. Surely You are Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Reference: Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud 3/211. See also Al Albani, Sahih Ibn Majah 1/251.

Dua For Deceased

3. Dua

اللَّهُمَّ عَبْدُكَ وَابْنُ أَمَتِكَ احْتَاجَ إِلَى رَحْمَتِكَ، وَأَنْتَ غَنِيٌّ عَنْ عَذَابِهِ، إِنْ كَانَ مُحْسِناً فَزِدْ فِي حَسَنَاتِهِ، وَإِنْ كَانَ مُسِيئاً فَتَجَاوَزْ عَنْهُ

Transliteration

Allaahumma ‘abduka wabnu ‘amatika ihtaaja ‘ilaa rahmatika, wa ‘Anta ghaniyyun ‘an ‘athaabihi, ‘in kaana muhsinan fazid fee hasanaatihi, wa ‘in kaana musee’an fatajaawaz ‘anhu.

Meaning

O Allah, Your male slave and the child of Your female slave is in need of Your mercy, and You are not in need of his torment. If he was pious then increase his rewards and if he was a transgressor then pardon him.

Reference: Al-Hakim 1/359 who graded it authentic and Ath-Thahabi agreed with him. See also Al-Albani, Ahkamul-Jana’iz, p. 125.

Deceased Dua in Arabic

4. Dua

اللهُـمِّ اغْفِـرْ لِحَيِّـنا وَمَيِّتِـنا، وَشـاهِدِنا وَغائِبِـنا، وَصَغيـرِنا وَكَبيـرِنا، وَذَكَـرِنا وَأُنْثـانا. اللهُـمِّ مَنْ أَحْيَيْـتَهُ مِنّا فَأَحْيِـهِ عَلى الإِسْلام، وَمَنْ تَوَفَّـيْتَهُ مِنّا فَتَوَفَّـهُ عَلى الإِيـمان، اللهُـمِّ لا تَحْـرِمْنـا أَجْـرَه، وَلا تُضِـلَّنا بَعْـدَه

Translation

O Allah forgive our living and our dead, those who are with us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our menfolk and our womenfolk. O Allah, whomever you give life from among us give him life in Islam, and whomever you take way from us take him away in Faith. O Allah, do not forbid us their reward and do not send us astray after them. [bn Majah 1/480]

Dua deceased

There is no evidence for reciting Surah al-Faatihah or any other part of the Qur’aan and giving (the reward for) it to the deceased.

We must not do that, because it was not narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) did any such thing.

It is prescribed to make du’aa’ for the dead Muslims and to give charity on their behalf by giving to the poor and needy.

In this way a person may draw closer to Allaah and ask Him to give the reward for that to his father, mother or other people, deceased or alive.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When a man dies, all his deeds come to a halt apart from three: ongoing charity (sadaqah jaariyah), beneficial knowledge or a righteous child who will pray for him.”

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