380 fatwas

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Presenting the reward for prayer to Prophet Muhammad Date: 22-4-2004

    I pray 2 Rak’ah and my intention is to present their reward to Prophet Muhammad(may Allah's peace and blessing be upon him).Is that correct?.. More

  • Gathering to read Qur’an for the dead Date: 19-4-2004

    Gathering to read Qur’an for the dead or for celebration not for learning and teaching... More

  • An absentee funeral prayer Date: 3-3-2004

    Can aperson who is abroad prayan absentee Janazah prayer for a deceased relative in his home country?.. More

  • Reciting Qur'an on behalf of others Date: 22-2-2004

    My husband has a difficulty reading Arabic and especially reading the Holy Qur’an. Every month or so when I finish reading the whole book I dedicate it for my parents and him, hoping that Allah will accept it from me to all of us. I'd like to know if this is Haram. .. More

  • Disposing of amputated legs Date: 24-12-2003

    Both legs my uncle's were amputated due to serious diabetes. Do we have bathe them as Janazah and also perform Janazah prayers... More

  • Remove anything that prevents water from reaching the skin Date: 16-12-2003

    If a women dies and she has nail polish on or attachments in her hair, are the people washing her allowed (according to Islam) to take them off, i.e. remove the hair and use nail polish remover?.. More

  • Do not recite Qur'an at graves Date: 11-12-2003

    Is it right for one to recite Al-Fatihah at a Muslim's grave?.. More

  • Hasten to bury the dead Date: 10-12-2003

    What is the reason behind burying the dead as soon as they die?.. 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

  • You are not to blame for this act Date: 1-11-2003

    I'm sorry to bother you but I need some help with my heavy heart. A few months earlier, I had a miscarriage on hospital premises so we were not allowed to bring home the miscarried foetus, and had to arrange a proper funeral. By mistake this was arranged in a non-Muslim graveyard. We didn't know it was unlawful to bury in such a place. Please help me.. More