One of the most difficult times that we have to face is the devastating period we go through when someone very dear and precious is no longer with us. The feelings of bereavement and deprivation overcome us and we tend to go into a state of depression and grief. It is at this stage that we require the emotional support of close family and friends. Islam teaches us to condole with our brothers and sisters in the way of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
When a Muslim passes away, we would usually hear a Muslim says to another Muslim “Innalillahiwainnailaihirojiun” which is the Rumi writings for ‘We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return’.
However, it is not only related to just death per se, but it can also be said when someone experiences a tragedy in life, loses something, suffer a setback or harm.
Find below, sample condolence messages and prayers you can send to your bereaved Muslim friend or loved one.