Reciting Surah Al-Fatihah or Ya-Sin for the sake of the deceased
It is not Mashru` (Islamically prescribed)
to recite Al-Fatihah over the deceased, for there is no evidence that supports this. (Part No. 7; Page No. 327) As for reciting
Ya-Sin, some scholars hold that it is Mustahab (desirable) to recite it for the dying person. It was reported:
Recite it over your dead i.e. Ya-Sin
Ibn Majah, and others) It was also reported on the authority of
Ma`qil ibn Yasar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
Recite Ya-Sin over your dying persons.
This Hadith was ranked as Da`if (weak) by
Al-Daraqutny (may Allah be merciful to him) who stated: "There is no Sahih (authentic) Hadith in this regard." This was reported by
Ibn Hajar in his book Al-Talkhis Al-Habir. And Allah knows best!As for reciting Qur'an at the funeral, this is Bid`ah (innovation in Islam) that is not permissible because there is no evidence for this. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
Anyone who does something that we have not ordered (in worship) it will be rejected.
There is no specific order with regard to the funeral procession of men and women.
When offering the Janazah (Funeral) Prayer, deceased men are to be placed before deceased women; men should be placed directly in front of the Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) and women should be after the men further towards the Qiblah (Ka`bah-direction faced in Prayer), with the middle of the woman next to the head of the man.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.