Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Request for Namaaz-e-Wahshat

My mother-in-law, the wife of Maulana Sayed Mohammad Ali Asif Zaidi, the vice-president of Tanzeemul Makatib passed away at 1.20 am last night in Meeruth City, UP. She was critically ill for a few days. The burial will take place at village Ghazipur, District Muzaffar Nagar, UP, after the namaaz of Zohr today.
You are requested to perform namaaz-e-Wahshat after the maghrib namaaz. The deceased name is marhuma Sayyeda Ishtiyaq Fatema d/o Sayed Alamdar Husain.
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How to perform namaaz-e-Wahshat?

It is Mustahab that on the day of the burial on this night between Maghrib and Isha one should recite two rak'ats prayer. This is known as Namaz-e-Wahshat because for the dead person the most horrifying and difficult is the first night. In the first rak'at after Surah Hamd recite Ayatul Kursi and in the second rak'at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Qadr 10 times. After finishing the prayers mention the name of the dead person and gift her the Sawab of this namaaz.

Fazeelat of Namaz-e-Wahshat:

Shaykh Thiqatul Islam Noori has narrated directly from Fath Ali Sultanabadi that he says he had the habit that whenever he heard of the death of a family member or a friend he would pray two rak'ats prayer of the night of burial and gift the Sawab. "No one knew about this practice of mine. One day I met a friend. He said: Last night I had a dream in which I saw a person who had died that day. I asked him about his well being and inquired about the conditions after death. He said that after my death I was in a terrible difficulty because my deeds were very bad. Till the time this person recited two rak'at prayer. And he mentioned your name. This two rak'at Namaaz saved me from the punishment. May Allah have mercy on the parents of this person who did this favour to me. Marhum Haajj Mulla said: At this time the person asked me what that prayer was? I explained to him the method of this prayer and those things that are beneficial to the dead ones. They are as follows:

1) In order to be safe from the Wahshat-e-Qabr (terror of the grave) one should perform the ruku properly. Thus it is related from Imam Baqir (a.s.) that one who performs the ruku properly does not have terror in the grave.

2) Recite "Laa ilaaha illallaahul Malikul haqqul Mubeen" a hundred times daily. One who recites this is safe from poverty and terror of the grave and affluence pulls him towards itself and the doors of Paradise open up for him.

3) Recite Surah Yasin before going to bed.

4) Recite Namaz-e-Lailatul Raghaib which is mentioned in the A'maal of Rajab on the eve of the first Friday of the month of Rajab. It is narrated from Imam Sadiq (a.s.) that whenever there is narrowness and severity on the dead body the Almighty widens his/her grave and removes the narrowness and says that this widening is because you had recited Namaz-e-Wahshat for such and such believer.

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