Procedure for praying the unseen body, complete reading of the prayer – Unseen corpse prayer is a prayer that is performed when a relative or Muslim dies while we do not have time to attend the funeral prayer, then we are sunnah to do the unseen prayer even though it has been a week or more.
Basically, the unseen prayer and the corpse are the same, the only difference is that when praying the corpse is in front of us, while in the unseen the corpse is not in front of us.
While the law of this unseen prayer is sunnah in the sense that if we do it we will get a reward but if it is not carried out it does not become a sin, while for the time it can be done anytime, day and night and other times, whether it is carried out alone or in congregation. but it would be nice to do it in congregation because praying in congregation is the most important prayer.
As for the evidence that hints about performing the occult prayer, namely as narrated by Bukhari and Muslim.
لِمَا النَّبِيَُ لَّى اللَّهُ لَيْهِ لَّمَ النَّجَاشِيَّ لأَصْحَابِهِ هُوَ المَدِيْنَةِ لَّى لَيْهِ لُّوْا لْفَهُ
Meaning: together one day, the Prophet told his companions about the end of Najasyi’s life. Then, the Prophet asked the companions to pray for Najasyi. They prayed behind him. (Narrated by Bukhari Muslim).
ابْنِ اسٍ اللَّهُ ا: لَ اللَّهِ لَّى اللَّهُ لَيْهِ لَّمَ لَيْلا الَ : مَتَى دُفِنَ هَذَا الُوا : الْبَارِحَةَ . الَ : لا !؟ الُوا : اهُ لْمَةِ اللَّيْلِ ا . امَ ا لْفَهُ الَ ابْنُ اسٍ ا لَّى لَيْهِ
Meaning: From Ibn Abbas ra, he stated that the Messenger of Allah passed by a grave that had just been buried last night. Rasulullah SAW asked: “When is it pulverized?”. They replied: “Last night”. He asked again: “Why did you not tell me?”. They replied: “We buried him in the middle of the night which was very dark, that’s why we didn’t want to wake you up.” Then the Prophet stood up, we lined up behind him to pray. Ibn Abbas said: “And the cave is one of those who line up. So he prayed.” (Narrated by Bukhari Muslim).
How to pray the unseen corpse
The procedure for performing the occult prayer is actually the same as the funeral prayer in general, either in the pillars or how to carry it out
but what distinguishes it lies only in the intention, indeed this intention has always been the difference between one prayer and another and this is one proof that the importance of intention in worship, especially in the form of prayer.
“Ushalli ‘alaa mayyiti (…….) al ghaaibi arba’a takbiraatin fardlal kifaayati lillahi ta’alaa”
Meaning: “I intend to pray magically on the corpse (……) four takbir fardu kifayah because of Allah””
the brackets containing the dots are replaced with the name of the corpse being prayed for.
2. The first takhbi continued reading the fatihah letter
3. The second takhbir continues reading sholawat to the prophet
4. The third takhbir then reads a prayer like the prayer at the funeral prayer
5. The fourth takhbir is continued reading the prayer
That’s our discussion this time about Prayer of the Unseen Body hopefully it can be useful for all of us, from us we apologize for all the shortcomings.