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  • Purpose of funeral prayer is to supplicate for deceased

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

  • Buying burial ground with money raised to build mosque

    Sorry, this is the second time I send you a question about the same topic, but some of the data has changed. Please issue your opinion on how to dispose of the money collected from donations of Muslims in one of the provinces of Japan; the fundraising stopped and a number of problems have arisen between the Muslims who live there. The amount that had.. More

  • Whether martyrdom is accepted from Muslim who does not pray

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question; if a person dies as a martyr or dies by being killed or being shot or by a bomb and that person did not pray, will that person's martyrdom be accepted or not? .. More

  • Prophet, ﷺ, Blew his saliva over corpse of ‘Abdullah ibn Ubayy

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. Did our beloved Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,put his saliva on the death body of the leader of the hypocrites, ‘Abdullaah ibn Ubayy? Is this story authentic? .. More

  • Rejoicing upon death of enemies of Islam

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it allowed to say 'Alhamdulillah' or become glad upon hearing the news of the death of a disbeliever who had enmity with the Muslims or that of a dangerous innovator who spread many forms of polytheism, disbelief, innovations, and misconceptionsamong the ordinary Muslims? .. More

  • No specifice supplication for the dead after third Takbeer in funeral prayer

    Assalaamu alaykum. if one does not know the supplication that is to be said after the third Takbeer in the funeral prayer, then what should he recite? Is the prayer invalid without it? .. More

  • Living near non-Muslim graveyard

    Assalaamu alaykum. My family wishes to buy an apartment. We have a few options that are suitable for our budget. One of the options is a flat nearby non-Muslim graves (Shinto). Is it okay to live there, or it is prohibited or disliked to live near disbelievers' graves. Please note that our other options are either a smaller flat or an older one. .. More

  • Ordering dying person to say Shahaadah

    Assalaamu alaykum. I came to know from this site that we should order disbelievers to say the Shahaadah (the two Testimonies of Faith) when they are close to death. Should the same also be done with one who had done something that took him out of the fold of Islam (like mocking anything related to Islam, deeming something haram to be halal, believing.. More

  • Funeral prayer according to Hanbali mathhab

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. 1) What are the pillars, obligatory parts, and Sunnan of the funeral prayer according to the Hanbali School of Thought? 2) In the Hanbali School of Thought, is it obligatory to recite Surah Al-Fatihah, or can a person recite the opening supplication instead? 3) If a person missed an obligation in the funeral prayer,.. More

  • Ruling on exhuming grave to move body

    Asal, a son of our shaykh, has opened the grave of our Shaykh and put his wifes body in the area of the grave that was allotted to our Shaykh. Now we want to change the place and lay the body in another spot in the same grave. Is this permissible according to our Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam?Kindly guide us. .. More

  • Raising hands with takbeer in funeral prayer

    Assalaamu Alaykum. In the funeral prayer, if the person (not an imam but a relative of the deceased) leading the prayer only raises his hands for the first Takbeer (saying: Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is The Greatest]) and not for the other three Takbeers, should the followers follow him in that, or can they raise their hands for the four Takbeers? Is the.. More