Assalamualaikum dear readers,
This morning I had the opportunity to pay a last visit/ tribute to the Allahyarhamah Makcik Puteh who passed away last night approximately at 7.30pm. Makcik Uteh (as we called her) was a very senior citizen who lives with her son in our vicinity (qariah). She was a regular to the surau during her life. She can be seen walking slowly to the surau accompanied by the patience grandson. She will quietly sit on her chair where she perform her solat. During Ramadhan, there is almost like a permanent place for her for solat tarawikh. Despite her weak condition she consistently tries to be at the surau for solat jamaah. She will leave early for Maghrib as movement for her is such a difficult task. However, off-late, she was no longer seen around. The hospital has became her second home until last night when she was called for a transit at ALAM BARZAKH.
Alhamdulillah there was quite a number of people performing the solat, to pray and dua' for her. If only people knows of the goodness thtat Allah has promised for those who perform solat janazah, I am sure the surau will be pack with people. Anyway, this ritual is not Wajib (Compulsory), it is Fardhu Kifayah as an obligation to the Allahyarham/ Allahyarhamah.
Performing the solat is so easy. It has no ruku' or sujud. It is a solat with 4 salams. Due to its easiness, it can be performed in small area (if need to) and jamaah are required to stand close together. Preferably making it into 3 rows (safs).
Here is a simple instruction on how to perform this solat which I extracted from other blogs with the help from Mr Google. Hope this will benefit us all.