644. It is recommended to recite two rak‘ah of ÒalÁt al-waÎshah on the first night after the burial of the deceased. The manner of offering this prayer is that a person should recite Áyat al-kursÐ once after sÙrat al-fÁtiÎah in the first rak‘ah, and in the second rak‘ah he should recite surat al-qadr ten times after al-fÁtiÎah. After the salÁm of the prayer, he should recite:
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ابْعَثْ ثَوَابَهَا إِلَى قَبْرِ فُلَان
Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammadin wa Aali Muhammadin, wab'ath thawaabaha ila qabri fulan.
Instead of the expression فُلَان (fulan) he should mention the name of the deceased.
645. ÑalÁt al-waÎshah may be offered during any part of the first night after the burial. However, it is better that it be offered during the early part of the night, after the ‘ishÁ prayer.
646. If it is decided to transfer the body to a town faraway, or delay its burial for any other reason, then ÒalÁt al-waÎshah should be delayed until the first night after his burial.