Reciting Al-Faatihah in Janaazah (Funeral) Prayer

Question 20: Is it obligatory to recite Surah Al-Faatihah in the Funeral Prayer after the first Takbeer (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]”)? Is it sufficient to ask Allaah to confer peace and blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him) and to supplicate to Allaah for the dead person only?

Answer: It is obligatory to recite Soorah Al-Faatihah in the Funeral Prayer after the first Takbeer which is Takbeerat-ul-Ihraam (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]” upon starting Prayer)… read more here.

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