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  • Planting on graves Date: 17-6-2004

    It is said in one of the Bukhari hadith that the prophet once was passing and pointed to graves and said that they were being punished.One because of backbiting and other because of the impurities while urinating. Then the prophet took palm plants and planted on the graves. The ulama (scholars)say that everything in this world praises Allah including.. More

  • Raising the hand while making Du’a at the cemetery Date: 26-4-2004

    Is itpermissible to raise yourhands when making Du’aafter burying the dead person and while visiting the graveyard? Please give evidence... More

  • Shrines at graves and their value Date: 24-4-2004

    What is the purpose for constructing shrines? Is it lawful to visit them? Is not fasting for a whole lifetime and not praying also or fasting and praying the Maghrib and Asr Salah in the shrine worth it to keep the person in the grave happy?.. More

  • Buying plots in city cemetery in USA to bury Muslims Date: 15-7-2003

    I live in USA. Is it allowed if our Muslim community buys a section of the city cemetery to bury our Muslim brothers and sisters?.. More

  • Remembrances for deceased father and younger brother Date: 9-3-2003

    My father and younger brother expired within a span of 10 days. Can I visit their graves often? What is the correct way of praying Fatiha for them? What should I recite when I visit them? I need to know our Islamic way of doing it. Please pray for them... More

  • A non-Muslim entering a Muslim Cemetery to bury a relative Date: 8-2-2003

    Can a non-Muslim woman enter a Muslim cemetary to attend burial of her relative? Can she if she is in menses?.. More

  • Praying for the deceased Date: 31-7-2002

    My father and mother died a decade ago. I want to know under the light of Islam how I should pray for them at their grave. What is the best way to ask Allah to forgive them? Should a Muslim recite Qur'an by sitting or standing by the grave or somewhere in the graveyard? If yes, how?.. More

  • Hadith about passing by a non-Muslim grave Date: 15-1-2002

    Is there any Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that what we should say when we pass by a non-Muslim grave?.. More

  • Widow reserves plot next to deceased husband Date: 11-12-2001

    My father passed away 10 days ago and has been buried with Muslims in USA. My mother wants to reserve a place beside my father's grave so she can be buried next to him when she dies. Is that allowed in Islam?.. More

  • Readings when visiting the graves Date: 6-9-2001

    Can you please advise me what should you read when you visit the grave of family and friend?.. More

  • Saying Salaams to the dead in graveyards Date: 28-6-2001

    Is there any Hadith about saying salaam to the dead bodies in graves after entering the graveyard?.. More

  • Visiting shrines Date: 31-1-2000

    What is wrong in visiting a shrine other than holy Prophet's (PBUH)?.. More