380 fatwas

  • Praying for a suicide victim Date: 5-5-2005

    If a person died by suicide. Is it permissible in Islam for the people to pray his death pray (Salat-ul-Janaaza)? .. More

  • Meaning of Shaheed Date: 13-4-2005

    Why people died in accident are called Shaheed? .. 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

  • 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

  • Interpreting the meaning of how a person dies Date: 23-3-2005

    My question is related to death and is as follow: If a Muslim person dies a horrible death is that in anyway a punishment? For example; someone dies in a car accident or a bombing and his/her body becomes completely mutated; is this kind of death a punishment to that person? .. More

  • Buried an unknown man in the Islamic way Date: 2-3-2005

    We are Muslim but our question is that a man who died in jungle and you did not about his religion. Can you bury him in Islamic way? .. 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

  • Burial on Friday Date: 27-12-2004

    There is a belief that if a person dies on a Thursday, he should be buried before the next Friday prayers and if one dies on Friday and buried that day itself, there will be no "Azaab" of the "Khabar". Similarly on the 40th day of burial when "Chehullum Faatihah" is conducted, the "Rooh" of the person visits the place. Are these beliefs correct.. More

  • Janaazah prayer for deceased woman and children Date: 26-12-2004

    What is Du'a to be recited for deceased woman and children in Janaazah prayer? .. 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

  • Categories of the martyrs Date: 30-11-2004

    Could you please comment on the following Hadeeth? There are many Hadeeth, like the one below, is reported in many books. But I don't understand how a person, who dies in ways other than in the path of God, be considered as martyr. Abu Hurayrah reported that Allaah's Messenger, peace be upon him, asked: "Who do you consider to be a martyr?".. More

  • Reward of the martyr Date: 24-10-2004

    Where might one get the idea that a martyr will be granted a number of virgins in Jannah? This is something I hear too often from the opposition to Islaam. .. More

  • Attending funeral of Christian parent Date: 21-10-2004

    If one of your parents are non-Muslim and they die can you go to the church and just stand at the back as to keep peace within the family... More

  • Washing corpse of AIDS victim Date: 19-10-2004

    According to Islaam, is it necessary to wash the corpse of the AIDS victims? And if it is necessary, how to wash, any special precautions needed? Can we treat the AIDS victim's dead body as highly infectious? If not necessary, then how to handle the dead body? .. 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