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  • Gifting the reward of good deeds to a dead baby Date: 19-1-2009

    I am a mother of a year old girl.My daughter passed away last week.I only want to know.Is there i can do for her like reading Quran or nything else. Because in India reading of Quran in group is followed n reading of La iila ha for 1 lakh times is followed after anyone dies.I want to know is this practice right or wrong.If not then what are we supposed.. More

  • Taking a fee for reciting Quran at the grave Date: 23-4-2008

    al-Salamun `alaykum, How do the Shafi`ites and Malikis deem the performing of good deeds over/for a dead person forbidden, and yet permit (and thus encourage) reciting Qur'an at the graveside of the deceased. Also if it is permissible to accept payment for teaching Qur'an, why is this forbidden in the case of doing a deed for a deceased. Would accepting.. More

  • Worried about what happened to her deceased mother during washing and burial Date: 7-9-2006

    Brother when my mother passed away last week and they were giving her ghusl, the wood below her got a crack due to her heavy weight and the body was almost slipping when the ladies helped in taking her up again. Again when the men were lowering the body in the grave her head banged on the ground. What do these two incidents mean ? all felt very bad.. More

  • Charities with continual reward on behalf of the dead Date: 16-8-2006

    As-Salamu Alaykum, I have recently come across sadaqah jayriyah ( excuse the spelling ) and would like more infomation. 1. I have been informed that it is known that sadaqah can be done for the deceased parents, but it was unclear whether this could be done for anyone else for example; other relatives, a friend or anyone. 2.What kinds of sadaqah.. More

  • Giving charity on behalf of the deceased Date: 25-4-2006

    Can one give charity food for deceased to the poor and orphans, or is it forbidden. People in India, Pakistan and most of the Islamic world have done so for generations. .. More

  • Giving donations on behalf of the dead Date: 1-4-2006

    Is it permissible for me to give my personal money to feed a fasting person and intend the reward for my deceased father? Is it permissible in general to donate from our money on behalf of the dead?.. More

  • Giving charity for the dead Date: 30-12-2004

    I would like to ask one question as someone I know asked me about giving Sadaqah on her mother who died 4 years ago. Also giving this Sadaqah exactly on the anniversary day when her mother died? Is it Bida'h to commemorate the day of when someone died? Is it permissible to give the Sadaqah on someone who is already dead and what about doing it.. More

  • Devoting one's prayers to dead parents Date: 1-12-2004

    Can a Muslim devote his Prayer (Sunnah) to his father, mother, etc., who is already dead. Is it permissible or it is Bid'aa? Please explain with Daleel. .. More

  • Wants to make Tawaaf for deceased daughter Date: 19-10-2004

    I have lost my second child, she died after four days of birth. Is it permissible to do Tawaaf for her?.. More

  • Giving charity on behalf of her deceased mother Date: 19-5-2004

    My mother died 3 years ago. She used to give Sadaqa to some people during her life. I kept giving this Sadaqa for the same people after she died. My question is: can I use my Zakah al-Mal to pay this people and will this affect the reward to my mother?.. More

  • Sacrificing in the name of the dead Date: 27-4-2004

    This is regarding the sacrifice of animals. Is it permissible to sacrifice animals in the name of dead? My father has expired. Can I perform sacrifice in his name? .. More

  • Observances for the deceased Date: 24-4-2004

    Does reciting Fatihah at home on the 9 days, 40 days, yearly death anniversary of a close relative have any reference in Qur’an or Hadith and is it valid? If yes then is the Fatihah read on the food that is kept for Fatihah, saying that it was the deceased favourite food right? If no then should one eat it?.. More

  • You get what you intended Date: 16-11-2003

    Is it permissible to perform Salat or Fast for something that you want from this world or Hereafter? Is it recommended? Please give evidence and the way to perform these prayers (i.e. 2 Rak'ah)?.. More

  • Sending a reward of an act to a dead person Date: 9-9-2003

    Is it possible if we were to Sadaqah our good deeds to a person who has passed away after we have done the good deed, without having that Nawaitu when we do that good deed? Like sometimes when I read the Qur'an, I do not have the intention to read it for somebody who passed away. But maybe a month later I remember, and in my Du'a I ask so that my rewards.. More

  • Trying to do good deeds for deceased uncle Date: 13-4-2003

    My uncle just passed away about 2 weeks ago. I went out and printed some verses from the Qur'an and distributed them around mosques. Would my uncle be rewarded for such Sadakha even if it was out of my pocket, not his?.. More