The Talqeen


  • TALQEEN is to remind the dying person of the two SHAHADATS, (i.e. Ash hadu alla ilâha il-lal-laahu was ash hadu Anna Muham-madan Abduhu wa Rasuluhu). When the end nears, the dying person’s breath quickens, the knees becomes so weak that they cannot move, the nose becomes bent and the temples subside. By these signs understand that the person is nearing the end.
  • The Talqeen should be read before the dying person takes hits last breaths. The Muhtadhar must NOT be asked or ORDERED to read the Kalima, but must be helped to recall it. This can easily be done by reciting the Kalima aloud while being present in the room. Once the departing person utters the Kalima all who are present should remain SILENT. The dying person should NOT be drawn into, any WORLDY discussions, but if he discusses any worldly affair, then the Talqeen should be repeated.
  • After the Muhtadhar passes away, his mouth should be kept CLOSED by fastening a piece of Clean material around his chin and over his head, his eyes should  also be closed. Both feet should be tied together with a similar piece of cloth, and the body covered with a Clean sheet.
  • The one who does this should read:


  • He may further read :


(O! Allah, ease upon him matters, and make light for him whatever comes hereafter, and honor him with Your meeting and make that which he has gone to better than that which he came out from.)

  • It is MAKROOH (disliked) to recite the Holy Qur’an near the deceased person’s body during the period between DEATH and the GHUSL.
  • All the individuals of the deceased’s family may read :


(O! Allah, forgive me and him, and grant me a good reward after him.)

  • And those who are grieved by this demise may read:


(To Allah do we belong, and to Him shall we return.)


(O! Allah, reward me in my affliction, and requite me with (something) better than this).