382 fatwas

  • Offering funeral prayer after ‘Asr Date: 29-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.Shaykh, may Allah reward you for your previous answers. Shaykh, in our country, Bangladesh, people pray the funeral prayer after the ‘Asr prayer. As far as I know, there are no prayers after the ‘Asr prayer. Is that funeral prayer valid? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Completing rows in funeral prayer Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it a condition for the funeral prayer to be valid that it be prayed in congregation only? In Al-Masjid Al-Haraam, there is a funeral prayer everydayafter every after obligatory prayer, as far as I have noticed, but some people pray and some do not pray it, and I have no idea whether the person.. More

  • Carrying body of deceased on car from mosque to graveyard Date: 22-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Is it haram to use a car/truck to take a deceased person to the masjid and then to their grave? .. More

  • Holding banquet for relatives and poor people after father's death Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read in your fatwas that it is a religious innovation to arrange a feast 40 days after the death of someone. What if one customarily gathers his relatives after his father's death (with no emphasis on a specific day and date) and arranges a feast for them where some poor people are also invited? This is not done as a specific act.. More

  • Funeral prayer after ‘Asr – Taking off shoes in graveyard Date: 12-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Shaykh, may Allah reward you for your previous answers. I had two queries: 1. Shaykh, in our country Bangladesh, people generally pray the funeral prayer after the ‘Asr prayer, but as I know, there are no prayers after the ‘Asr prayer. Is that funeral prayer valid? 2. When people visit the.. More

  • Putting gravestone and tiles on grave Date: 8-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding the grave. My mother passed away in May 2016. Last month, my brother went to visit her grave. Praise be to Allah, he visits her grave regularly. However, last month, he went to visit and saw that somebody had placed a name stone on my mothers grave; the name was that of some other lady, and they also placed.. More

  • Placing baked bricks inside grave Date: 11-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Is it permissible to place baked bricks inside a grave? If someone has kept baked bricks inside the Lahd (grave), what is the ruling? Should the grave be opened in order to remove these baked bricks? .. More

  • Ruling on funeral prayer and burial at night Date: 20-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I would like to know whether it is permissible to conduct the funeral prayer and a burial at night, meaning between the Maghrib prayer and the Fajr prayer. What is the recommended time, if any? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Using masculine pronouns while supplicating for deceased female Date: 8-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaathu, Shaykh. Can a person supplicate by mentioning a word that is used for the male gender while supplicating for a female if the person does not know much Arabic, especially if I pray the funeral prayer of a Muslim woman but I am unaware of the wordings for the female? The book mentions the wording for a.. More

  • Condition of person who dies while indebted in grave Date: 1-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If someone dies while indebted, we know that he will be a prisoner in his grave until his debt is paid. However, if his debt is not paid in this life, he will remain a prisoner in this grave until the last day without punishment nor reward. Can you confirm this point for me? Can you tell me that in this state, he is not suffering.. More

  • Purpose of funeral prayer is to supplicate for deceased Date: 30-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My first question is that I would like to know the history behind this month Rabee‘ Al-Awwal. The second question is: why do we pray for the deceased person, and is it really necessary to know the person's gender before the funeral prayer? Wassalaam. .. More

  • Reward of following funeral procession and praying over it Date: 28-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear Shaykh. May Allaah, The Exalted, reward you with the Firdaws in Paradise. My question is concerning the two Qiraats (a unit of measurement)earned from the funeral processions. The hadith I read indicates that in order for me to earn just one Qiraat, I have to be present from the beginning of the.. More

  • Does deceased know who gave charity on his behalf? Date: 24-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. My dear father passed away recently, and I have a simple question. Whenever I make Sadaqah Jaariyah (continuous charity) on his behalf and it reaches him, will he know that it came from me? Or will it reach him without him knowing where it came from? May Allaah have mercy upon him and reunite me with.. More

  • False claims about washing and carrying dead Date: 25-5-2017

    Is it true that if a son does not bathe and carry the dead body of his father, the father cannot go to Paradise? Is it right that if the son/husband does not carry dead body of the woman or if the woman dies in an unmarried state, she cannot go to Paradise? .. More

  • Delaying informing old parent of death of beloved grandchild Date: 26-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum Mufti. Yesterday, my brother's son expired. (To Allaah we belong, and to Him shall be our return). My mother is 90 years old. My other brothers in India did not tell my mother about the death of Bilal as my mother loves him much, and they fear that my mother will undergo a sudden, great shock due to his death and that she may not be.. More