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  • Excavating graves to study ancient civilizations Date: 16-12-2008

    Salam alikom! Can you please tell me is it allowed in Islam to excavate graves in order to study ancient culture and to find some ancient things? Thanks... More

  • Prohibition of sitting on graves Date: 17-4-2008

    Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu Narrated by Abu Hurairah(Radhiallah o anho): Allah's Messenger (sallAllaahu 'alaihi wasallam) said: It is better that one of you should sit on live coals which would burn his clothing and come in contact with his skin than that he should sit.. More

  • Who will be exempted from being squeezed in the grave? Date: 20-2-2008

    Assalaam alaikum. pliz i would like to know if it is true that every human will be squeezed by land in the grave except the prophets. .. More

  • Putting palm branches on graves Date: 8-1-2008

    Is it permissible to put palm branches over graves, following the example of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention)?.. More

  • It is permissible to bury dead men next to dead women when necessary Date: 11-11-2007

    If it is necessary for a dead man to be buried in a grave next to dead women, will the torment or delight of all who are buried in that grave stop until they are separated and the man is buried in another grave?.. More

  • Burying more than one corpse in one grave Date: 11-9-2007

    As salam alai kum, i need a advice ..my friends father died 16months ago and now last month his cousin sister died age 13years and burried her in the same grave of my friends father. Here they did not put the bones together ,it was scattered all over the grave. now he sees his father in dreams saying u hve destroyed my house and seen in pain. Please.. More

  • Building on a piece of land where there are two graves Date: 20-5-2007

    We are about to start anew building on a peace of land but we have found two graves when we started digging the land, so I don’t know what I should do! There are a lot of buildings at the moment by our land. So could you please let me know what I should do? The land is in a Muslim country and there is no sign suggesting that the land was a cemetery.. More

  • Walking in the graveyard while wearing shoes Date: 19-3-2007

    Assalamualaikum, Dear Sheikh, I have 2 questions for you: 1. I have seen in some fiqh books that one must remove his shoes when entering the graveyard. What the ruling concerning this matter? 2. Some people say that during prayer, if one closes his eyes for gaining concentration, this has no effect on the prayer. What the ruling concerning this matter?.. More

  • Visiting the graveyard on a daily basis Date: 11-2-2007

    Is it ok to visit a grave daily to perform dua's for the deceased. .. More

  • Putting a sign on the grave Date: 9-10-2005

    My question has several parts. Firstly is it permissible to place a thin piece of concrete, stone, or wood (level with the ground) at the head of the grave, so one knows where the grave is? The second part is whether it is permissible to write on the concrete, stone or wood who lies in the grave. If not, is it permissible to write whether the.. More

  • Burying corpses in a graveyard already filled Date: 26-5-2005

    If a graveyard is full with bodies, then the next body is to be buried so the people go back to where the first body was put. Incase they find bones there, are they to be removed?.. More

  • Length of time for maintaining cemeteries Date: 11-4-2005

    Is there a prescribed time period to keep cemeteries? I heard that after 100 years a cemetery should be switched to a different use (e.g. agriculture, housing,…). Is this true? .. More

  • Burial of Muslim in Muslim section of Christian cementry Date: 13-10-2004

    Yesterday a Muslim died and he was buried in Christian cemetery in a special area for the Muslims which is not far from the Christian area and which is in the cemetery and we have accomplish Salat Janaza there and I want to know if we were correct in this act? .. More

  • Removing the deceased from one grave site to another Date: 8-9-2004

    Could we move our father's remains that were buried 6 years ago, and move it to some other graveyard? Reason of movement: We put our father's name plate on his grave, after few days we saw the name plate removed, asked the person in-charge of the graveyard, he told us that the people from whom we got that grave had come and removed the plate as.. More

  • In need of a Muslim graveyard Date: 12-7-2004

    I have a question about funeral/graves. I converted to Islam almost 2 years ago, Alhamdulillah! I live in Denmark where Muslims don't have their ownburial place. We Muslimshave only a few places for graves not far from where the Christians are buried! The problem here in Demark is that after around 20 years ifthe grave is not paidfor theydemolish.. More