What is the ruling on reciting al-Faatihah during the Janaazah (funeral) prayer?
Praise be to Allaah
It is obligatory, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: âpray as you have seen me praying.â Narrated by al-Bukhaari. And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: âThere is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book al-Faatihah.â Saheeh â agreed upon.
Kitaab Majmooâ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwiâah li Samaahat al-Shaykh âAbd al-âAzeez ibn Baaz, 13/143.
-- Islam QA