2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of us who have experienced the loss of a loved one. So we’ve put together a small list of du’a (supplications) you can make for our brothers and sisters who have passed away—those whom you know as well as those you do not know.
May Allah SWT grant our loved ones His mercy and forgiveness. Ameen.
1. Du’a to recite at the time of death:
Transliteration: Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
Translation: “Verily we belong to God, and verily to Him do we return.”
2. At the time of death and when you have pangs of grief for your loved one:
Transliteration: Hasbunallah Wa Ni’mal-Wakil
Translation: “Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.”
3. Du’a for our loved ones who have passed:
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… ”
Transliteration: Allaahum-maghfir lahu Allaahumma thabbithu [Abu Dawud 3:315]
Translation: “O Allah, forgive him/her. O Allah, strengthen him/her.”
Transliteration: Allaahummaghfir li [name of the person] warfa’ darajatahu fil-mahdiyyeena, wakhlufhu fee ‘aqibihi fil-ghaabireena , waghfir-lanaa wa lahu yaa Rabbal-‘aalameena, wafsah lahu fee qabrihi wa nawwir lahu feehi [Muslim 2:634]
Translation: “O Allah, forgive [name of the person] and elevate his station among those who are guided. Send him along the path of those who came before, and forgive us and him, O Lord of the worlds. Enlarge for him his grave and shed light upon him in it.”
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