Archives: Funerals and rulings on graves

Reserving one’s grave

August 9, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Funerals and rulings on graves.

Al-hamdu lillaah. It is not desirable for a person to dig his grave ahead of time as this was not done by Prophet (peace be upon him) nor by his companions. A person does not know where he will die. If the intention of the person is to get ready for death, then preparation should • Read More »

Reading Quran for a Deceased Person

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Praise be to Allaah. There is no indication in either the Qur’aan or the Sunnah that would prescribe the actions described in the question. Based on this fact, these actions are bid‘ah (a reprehensible innovation) which is not permitted; we should avoid it and warn others not to do it. The Messenger of Allaah (Peace • Read More »

What can benefit the deceased after his death? Can he hear what the living say?

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Praise be to Allaah. The principle is that the dead do not hear the words of the living, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “… but you cannot hear those who are in graves.” [Faatir 35:22] and “Verily, you cannot make the dead to hear…” [al-Naml 27:80] When the Prophet (peace and blessings of • Read More »

The funeral prayer was offered for the deceased once in America and again when he was brought to Pakistan

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Praise be to Allaah. It is correct to offer the Janaazah prayer for the deceased more than once. Both prayers are valid and it is hoped that the prayers will be an intercession for the deceased. Ibn Qudaamah said: “If a person catches up with the janaazah (funeral) but did not offer the prayer, he • Read More »

Bidaa’h of gathering after fourty days to pray for the deceased

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Praise be to Allaah. What happens in some Muslim countries – where the friends and relatives of the deceased gather after 40 days to read Qur’aan, make du’aa’ for him and remember him – is undoubtedly bid’ah (reprehensible innovation) for which no authority has been revealed by Allaah. It is not permissible to take part • Read More »

Burying Muslims in a non-Muslim country

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Praise be to Allaah. The deceased Muslims must be buried in a graveyard that is exclusively for them. It is not permissible to bury them in non-Muslim graveyards. Imaam al-Sheeraazi said in al-Muhadhdhab: “A non-Muslim should not be buried in the Muslim graveyard and a Muslim should not be buried in a non-Muslim graveyard.” Imaam • Read More »