380 fatwas

  • Du'a during burial of the dead Date: 17-7-2002

    I would like to know if during burial the beginning of Surah Al-Baqarah is read at the head side of the buried and Aamana ar-Rasoolah at the leg side. Also please inform me if there is any collective Du'a anywhere during the burial... More

  • Odor of the martyr Date: 25-5-2002

    Is it true that al-Shaheed do not have a bad smell as those who died in a normal way?.. 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

  • Can a Husband See His Wife's Dead Body? Date: 13-5-2002

    I asked one scholar if my wife died, can I see her dead body (face)? He told me "no you can't, but the woman can see her husband's face". Al-Hamdu Lillah, I performed Hajj. In Mina I got one book in Urdu from "Dar Al-Gasem for publisher and distribution". I read in that book that husband can bathe his wife's dead body because Ali, may Allah be pleased.. More

  • Reading Qur'an on the dead Date: 7-5-2002

    What does Islam say about reading Qur'an on the dead? Is it permissible for any one to read on any dead (Muslim) person or should it be a family member?.. More

  • Giving reward for Qur'anic recitation to deceased relatives Date: 4-5-2002

    1. Is it permissible to present the reward of recitation of Qur'an to dead relatives?2. Is it correct to present the reward for more than one person?.. More

  • Burying Muslims with non-Muslims Date: 22-4-2002

    Is it permissible to bury dead Muslims in graves of non-Muslims? What is the ruling in this concern?.. More

  • Funeral prayer without ablution, etc. Date: 8-4-2002

    Is it allowed to pray a funeral prayer without taking ablution? They say in the funeral prayer there is no Sujud nor Ruku'. Can a traveler shorten the prayer if he likes and sometimes join the congregational prayer and perform the full prayer if he likes. Is he allowed to pray a full prayer if he is a traveler?.. More

  • A Muslim who is killed unjustly is considered a martyr Date: 17-3-2002

    I heard that if a Muslim person is killed by an intruder or dies by some accident or natural phenomena, he/she will go to Heaven directly. Is it true? Please tell me about it... More

  • Helping a deceased person Date: 5-3-2002

    My 27-year-old sister died with her 8-year-old son. I can feel her around me. Is that possible and what can I do to help her?.. 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

  • Burying a body without a brain Date: 27-1-2002

    A relative of mine (May Allah (SWT) have mercy on him), died two weeks ago in the UK from a brain hemorrhage. He was found unconscious outside his house by neighbours and was rushed to hospital where he died several days later. The doctors could not decide whether he had slipped and hit his head or some one had attacked him. As a result they refused.. More

  • Hadith about passing by a non-Muslim grave Date: 15-1-2002

    Is there any Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that what we should say when we pass by a non-Muslim grave?.. 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