Muslims believe that they have to do the prayer for the deceased family. The faith of the existence of the hereafter life in Islam makes them do the prayer more. Such as duas for wealth, duas for deceased one is also important.
In so many ways, Muslims do the prayer for their deceased family. Even if they come from different cultures, the purpose of the prayer remains the same for seeking some granted and merciful from Allah.
This time, we will bring you into some of the prayers that Muslims do for their deceased family in Islam. We summarized some of them from the Quran, so may it is helpful for you. Let’s check them out below!
1. Recite QS Noah Verse 28
Every prayer intends good intentions for seeking Allah granted and mercy. If you want to make a prayer for your deceased parents and family, you can make it by reciting one from the Quran surah Noah verse 28.
Moreover, if you are doing it in the morning. You may get some benefits from the values of reading the Quran at Fajr time.
رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِمَنْ دَخَلَ بَيْتِيَ مُؤْمِنًا وَّلِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنٰتِۗ وَلَا تَزِدِ الظّٰلِمِيْنَ اِلَّا تَبَارًا ࣖ – ٢٨
“O my Lord, forgive me, my parents, and whoever enters my house believing and all the believing men and women. And do not add to the wrongdoers’ anything other than destruction.” (QS 71:28)
2. Recite QS Al Isra Verse 24
The Quran surah Al Isra verse 24 explains how we can make a prayer for parents. Whether they are passed away or are still alive, that verse has a good meaning for the better for our parents.
You can recite the Quran surah Al Isra verse 24 in your prayer to make a Dua for your deceased family.
وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُلْ رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيٰنِيْ صَغِيْرًاۗ – ٢٤
“And humble yourself towards both of them with love and praise, “O my Lord! Have mercy on them as they both taught me when I was little.” (QS 17:24)
3. Patience with Your Supplication
Losing loved ones can give us deep grief. Make a prayer within the specific supplication for your deceased loves may make you sad for remembering them. In that case, you need to be patient with your supplication as the dua to read when you need something.
Such as mentions in the Quran surah Al Baqarah verse 45-46 below.
وَاسْتَعِيْنُوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلٰوةِ ۗ وَاِنَّهَا لَكَبِيْرَةٌ اِلَّا عَلَى الْخٰشِعِيْنَۙ – ٤٥
الَّذِيْنَ يَظُنُّوْنَ اَنَّهُمْ مُّلٰقُوْا رَبِّهِمْ وَاَنَّهُمْ اِلَيْهِ رٰجِعُوْنَ ࣖ – ٤٦
“And seek help (to Allah) with patience and prayer. And (prayer) is really heavy, except for those who are humble, (ie) those who believe, that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him.” (QS 2: 45-46)
4. Recite QS Ali Imran Verse 185
Muslims believe that everyone will be facing death someday. As we face the truth about it among the family, we realized that there are no other things in this world that are capable to evade death.
That is why make a prayer with reciting the Quran surah Ali Imran verse 185 can be one of the best prayers for your deceased family.
كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَاۤىِٕقَةُ الْمَوْتِۗ وَاِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ اُجُوْرَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيٰمَةِ ۗ فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَاُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ ۗ وَمَا الْحَيٰوةُ الدُّنْيَآ اِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُوْرِ – ١٨٥
“Every living thing will taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection will you be fully rewarded. Whoever is kept from hell and put into heaven, indeed, he has won. The life of the world is just a deceptive pleasure.” (QS 3:185)
5. Recite QS Ibrahim Verse 41
Make the best prayer for the deceased one of our family members sometimes can be hard. As we began to miss them, sometimes the tears can’t help but flow down like a river.
Just remember to keep make a prayer may Allah will grant His blessing to you such as one of your benefits of obeying parents. By reciting the Quran surah Ibrahim verse 41 can help you to ease your sadness.
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِيْ وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يَوْمَ يَقُوْمُ الْحِسَابُ ࣖ – ٤١
“O our Lord, forgive me and my parents and all those who believe on the Day of Judgment.” (QS 14:41)
6. Recite QS Al Baqarah Verse 28
Losing someone can impact you a sadness a griefing. Remember that Allah has some other plan that is better for you through your grief. We should realize and believe that everything comes from Allah and will be taken back to Him.
You can recite the Quran surah AL Baqarah verse 28 to remember that thing as one of the pray for your deceased family.
كَيْفَ تَكْفُرُوْنَ بِاللّٰهِ وَكُنْتُمْ اَمْوَاتًا فَاَحْيَاكُمْۚ ثُمَّ يُمِيْتُكُمْ ثُمَّ يُحْيِيْكُمْ ثُمَّ اِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُوْنَ – ٢٨
“How do you disobey Allah, when you were dead, then He gave you life, then He caused you to die, and then He brought you back to life. Then to Him, you will be returned.” (QS 2:28)
7. Recite QS Al Mulk Verses 1-2
Another way to remember that death may come through everyone is reciting the Quran surah Al Mulk verses 1-2. We are indeed permissible to feel grief for so many days, but life must go on.
It becomes more important to make prayer for the one that you’ve lost such you get the benefit of reciting Allahuakbar 100 times.
تَبٰرَكَ الَّذِيْ بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُۖ وَهُوَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌۙ – ١ الَّذِيْ خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيٰوةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ اَيُّكُمْ اَحْسَنُ عَمَلًاۗ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيْزُ الْغَفُوْرُۙ – ٢
“Glory be to Allah who rules (all) the kingdom, and He has power over all things. Who created death and life, to test you, which of you is better indeed. And He is Mighty, Most Forgiving.” (QS 67:1-2)
So, there are some of the verses on the Quran that you can recite to make a prayer for your deceased family. In Islam making a prayer is important, so that the one you’ve lost may get mercy from Allah.