The Conditions for the Validity of Janaazah Salaah

There are two types of conditions for the validity of Janaazah Salaah:

  1. Conditions that relate to the salaah.
  2. Conditions that relate to the deceased.

Conditions relating to the salaah

The conditions for the validity of the Janaazah Salaah are the same as normal salaah, viz. the one performing the Janaazah Salaah should 1) be in the state of wudhu, 2) cover those parts of his body which are necessary to cover in order for the salaah to be valid, 3) face the qiblah, 4) ensure that his body, clothing and the area upon which the salaah is performed are pure and 5) have the intention of Janaazah Salaah.[1]


[1] و أما الشروط التي ترجع إلى المصلي فهي شروط بقية الصلوات من الطهارة الحقيقة بدنا و ثوبا و مكانا والحكمية وستر العورة والاستقبال والنية سوى الوقت (رد المحتار 2/207)

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