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  • There is no evidence about washing the shroud with Zam Zam water Date: 21-3-2006

    Some people advise others to wash the shroud with Zam Zam water in order to seek blessings from it, is this the Sunnah, and if there is no evil in it, it is considered a misguided innovation? .. More

  • Preparing food which the deceased person liked in his life Date: 4-1-2006

    Big part of Muslim majority in my country having one tradition that they are performing Faatihah (by keeping food in front of them) for their deceased ancestors. They are preparing the food which deceased persons liked when they were alive, and they believe that by doing so they can offer this food to him/her. Moreover, they believe that their ancestors.. More

  • Visiting parent's grave at specific times Date: 21-11-2005

    I want to know whether the son should visit his father's grave for 7 or 10 days continuously after he was buried. Should he or his family members can celebrate the 3rd, 10th, 40th day and the annual ceremonies? Should he arrange people for reading the Quran in the name of the deceased father? Should he give food in the name of Allaah for the.. More

  • Putting flowers, sprinkling water and lighting candles on the graves Date: 15-11-2005

    My question is that my father has passed away so I just want to know that can I go to his grave can I Du'aa for him on the grave. Or I have seen many people putting flowers and applying water and lighting candles on the graves of their relatives, is it allowed in our religion? If it isn't then what should I do instead just let me know so that.. More

  • A husband bearing his deceased wife's coffin Date: 13-4-2005

    In most of the Islamic countries, dead bodies are taken to grave in casket on shoulders of four persons, who may change in between. Some people say, husband of a deceased woman cannot give shoulder to his dead wife's casket, according to some Hadeeth. Is this true? If so, then what is the logic behind this?.. More

  • Serving food at the home of the deceased to relatives for 3 days Date: 5-5-2003

    Here in our city, when a person dies it is the usual practice that his relatives arrange meals for all the relatives for about 3 days. It looks like that they have arranged an invitation for the family/caste. One time one of the relatives arranges and the other time some one else. All the people /relatives eat food at the residences if the dead. .. More

  • Reciting Tahlil on the dead for 7 to 40 days Date: 20-1-2003

    I would like to ask a question concerning issues that usually happen in Thailand.A group of people and reading and providing food to other people invited to recite TAHLIL on dead people at home the day of a person dies until 7 days and some times for 40 days. Is this proper?May Allah blessing all of us... More

  • Commemorating the dead Date: 27-10-2002

    Is it permissible to have a complete recitation of the Qur'an on the death anniversary of the deceased since this practice is not written in the Qur'an?.. More

  • Wearing black for a deceased family members Date: 4-9-2002

    How long could we wear black if we have a family member who passed away?.. More

  • Visitations from the dead Date: 14-5-2002

    Is there anywhere Qur'an, authentic Hadith or Sunnah that pious souls visit their dear and near ones in this world and that they emit good smell for letting people to know their presence? Also is there any Hadith suggesting that pious souls of prophets and messengers visited Hazrat Muhammad (may peace be upon him)? Please do identify source... More

  • Not cooking for a certain period in the house of deceased Date: 4-3-2002

    1) In Bangladesh, we have a rule that in a house if anyone dies, for 40 days nobody can cook any food in that house. And also seeing TV is prohibited. After 3 days and 40 days, there must be a gathering (a crowd of people pray for him/her). After that, food are given to the peoples who prayed. Will you please tell me if there is any certain ruling like.. More

  • Feeling of death before its occurance Date: 3-3-2002

    Is it true that some people feel that they will die 40 or 60 days before they actually die? If it is true, in what form they feel? By dreams, visions, or just have strong feeling? What should a person do if he has this feeling and it bothers him a lot and makes him worried and scared all the time?.. More

  • Muslim's death and 40 days after Date: 7-1-2002

    When a Muslim dies what is the family supposed to do after burial concerning the forty days?.. More

  • Observing the death of mother each year with Qur'an reading and food Date: 4-7-2001

    My neighbour's mother died on the 15th of Shawwal. Every year, on the 15th of Shawwal, she gathers family and friends who come and read Qur'an for the dead. After that a lot of food is served. What is the ruling on this? Is it Haram to do this? If it is, then is it OK to eat the food that is made for this occasion? She is my neighbour some of the food.. More

  • Viewing of Muslim corpse Date: 3-5-2001

    What is the Islamic ruling on viewing of the male or female Myat (corpse). It is customary in my country that after Gusl the coffin is opened from the chest up for everyone to view (Mahram and non-Mahram). When my aunt died in the US recently we tried to have just the close relatives view, but some people complained that they came from far and can't.. More