381 fatwas

  • Could the body of one who died due to drowning be exempted from washing? Date: 20-1-2014

    A man died due to drowning and remained in the water for three or four days. Should his body be washed once again before shrouding and performing the funeral prayer over him or is his stay in the water considered a washing for him?.. More

  • Ruling on writing something of the Quran or Thikr on the shroud of the dead Date: 20-1-2014

    What is the validity or invalidity, under Sharee‘ah, of wrapping or shrouding the dead, male or a female, with a piece of cloth or banner carrying the speech of Allaah The Almighty or words of Tawheed, like those of Hamas or Islamic Jihaad or others having the words of Allaah The Almighty, be they complete Quranic Verses or parts thereof? What is.. More

  • Is one who dies during surgery considered a martyr? Date: 20-1-2014

    Is the believer who dies during heart surgery a martyr? If it is so, will his body be kept from decomposing in the grave? When the organs of the deceased are soft while washing his body, is it a sign of faith?.. More

  • Burying the deceased on his left side or not in the direction of the Qiblah does not require to open the grave (to correct it) Date: 20-1-2014

    What should we do if we find out that the way of burial was incorrect, such as making the deceased lie on his left side with the Qiblah to his back due to the ignorance on the part of those who performed the burial ceremonies? This was coincidentally discovered two weeks after the death. Is it permissible to conceal the matter after discovering it?.. More

  • Throwing handfuls of dirt in the grave Date: 20-1-2014

    After placing earth on the dead, some take handfuls of dirt and throw them on the grave thrice. We hope that you would give us a Hadeeth, if any, about this issue... More

  • The deceased is not exhumed except for a reasonable benefit Date: 20-1-2014

    A woman gave birth to a child in a private hospital. Due to negligence, both she and her child died. Three months afterwards, her husband wants to exhume the corpse to establish the medical error. What is the ruling on exhuming a grave after this span of time to establish a medical error?.. More

  • Someone paid a debt on behalf of the deceased and then it was discovered that the deceased had money Date: 20-1-2014

    Please help us regarding a case when some inheritors settled the debt of the deceased from their private wealth and, thereafter, it was discovered that the deceased had wealth of his own. Are they allowed to be refunded from the wealth of the deceased for what they spent, since they did not know that he had wealth of his own and they only paid the debt.. More

  • Ruling on prompting the disbeliever to say the Shahaadah when death approaches him Date: 20-1-2014

    What is the ruling on urging a sick Christian woman to say the Shahaadah, "La ilaaha illa Allaah, Muhammadun Rasoolullaah (There is no god but Allaah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah?) What if she indeed repeats it, but when we give her the remembrance beads she glorifies "in the name of the God, Jesus.".. More

  • Ruling on visiting graves which require setting out on a journey Date: 20-1-2014

    My father died and was buried in Abu Dhabi which is as far as 350 kilometers from the city where we live. Is visiting his grave considered setting out on journey (for a religious service)? Does he grieve if no one visits his grave? However, I see him in my dreams visiting us and, when I ask him, he tells me that he is in Abu Dhabi and should return.. More

  • The funeral prayer on several dead men and women Date: 20-1-2014

    A woman died while giving birth and the baby died as well. How is the funeral prayer performed on both? Should it be with one intention for both or should each receive a separate funeral prayer? Is it permissible to bury them together in the same grave or should each be buried in an independent grave? Does the sex of the baby affect the ruling?.. More

  • Benefit of the shroud of the deceased Date: 20-1-2014

    What is the importance of the Islamic shroud for the deceased, especially since – on the Day of Resurrection – all people will be raised as naked as newborns?.. More

  • Leaving the deceased without washing, shrouding and burying till it changes in color and smell Date: 20-1-2014

    My grandmother died in the house and was left for twenty-four hours in the same clothing in which she died without being washed or shrouded. On the following day, before she was washed, her body became foul-smelling so much that no one liked to wash her, save her young daughter who washed and shrouded her dead body. Her face started to turn green or.. More

  • Reason why there is neither Rukoo’ nor Sujood in the funeral prayer Date: 19-1-2014

    Why is there neither Rukoo' nor Sujood in the funeral prayer on the deceased?.. More

  • Permissibility of calling someone a Shaheed by way of hope and not assertion Date: 19-1-2014

    Lately, there are people both in the media and among the youth who claim others have achieved Paradise and Shahaadah (i.e. martyrdom). Is there anything that is established concerning that from Ahl As-Sunnah? I hope that you will present us with the opinions of the scholars, specifically Ibn Taymiyyah and his students, may Allaah have mercy upon them,.. More

  • Running a waterline alongside a graveyard Date: 16-1-2014

    Asslam-o-Aliakum I want to cross a water pipe that may be ¾” to 2” in diameter from a grave yard nearer to my home to access the water from a water well beside the grave yard. Moreover I also want to clear that the grave yard is almost full of graves & a new grave yard has been inaugurated in the village. Old Grave yard has also a boundary.. More