PRAYER FOR THE DEAD
by Hazrat Inayat Khan (as given by Murshida Vera Corda)
O Thou the cause and effect of the whole universe,
The Source from which we have come
And the Goal towards which all are bound,
Receive the soul of ____________ which now
is enfolded in Thy parental arms.
May Thy forgiving Glance heal his/her heart.
Lift him/her from the denseness of the earth,
surround him/her with the light of Thine own Spirit,
Raise him/her up to the heaven which is his/her true dwelling-place.
We pray Thee, grant him/her the blessing of Thy most exalted Presence.
May his/her life on earth become as a dream to his/her awakening Soul,
And let his/her thirsting eyes behold the glorious vision of Thy Sunshine.
(Follow with Khatum)
One does this for 30 days following the passing before the Allah candle on your altar.
Hands over their picture do the Blessing:
Heal ____________’s spirit of all the wounds that his/her heart
has suffered through this life of limitation on earth.
Purify his/her heart with Thy Divine Light,
And send upon his/her Spirit Thy mercy, Thy compassion, and Thy Peace.
from the Universal Worship of Hazrat Inayat Khan — these may also be used for contemplation prior to death:
Death takes away the weariness of life, and the soul begins life anew.
Death is a sleep from which the soul wakes in the hereafter.
Death is the crucifixion, after which follows the resurrection.
Death is the night after which the day begins.
It is death which dies, not life.
The life everlasting is hidden in the heart of death.