377 fatwas

  • Funeral prayer in a loud voice Date: 5-11-2001

    In our college one teacher is saying that we should not pray the Namaz of Janaza in a loud voice. We told him that we can pray in a loud voice, but our college teacher is not accepting that. He says that we should bring no Fatwa. Is it permissible or not? Some scholars pray Janaza loudly, and they claim that it is Sunnah to teach people since many.. More

  • What to Do after Father's Death Date: 8-9-2001

    What should I do after my father's death? .. More

  • Readings when visiting the graves Date: 6-9-2001

    Can you please advise me what should you read when you visit the grave of family and friend?.. More

  • Confused about Janaza prayer for his grandfather Date: 29-8-2001

    I hope, you will answer this question as soon as possible, because the matter is very serious and it is tormenting me very much. This morning we buried my grandfather. When praying Janaza prayer I realized that the Imam did not recite Surah al-Fatiha (he couldn't have read it so quickly!). Besides, there was almost no time left for me to say prayers.. More

  • Observing the death of mother each year with Qur'an reading and food Date: 4-7-2001

    My neighbour's mother died on the 15th of Shawwal. Every year, on the 15th of Shawwal, she gathers family and friends who come and read Qur'an for the dead. After that a lot of food is served. What is the ruling on this? Is it Haram to do this? If it is, then is it OK to eat the food that is made for this occasion? She is my neighbour some of the food.. More

  • Saying Salaams to the dead in graveyards Date: 28-6-2001

    Is there any Hadith about saying salaam to the dead bodies in graves after entering the graveyard?.. More

  • Viewing of Muslim corpse Date: 3-5-2001

    What is the Islamic ruling on viewing of the male or female Myat (corpse). It is customary in my country that after Gusl the coffin is opened from the chest up for everyone to view (Mahram and non-Mahram). When my aunt died in the US recently we tried to have just the close relatives view, but some people complained that they came from far and can't.. More

  • Rituals for the deceased Muslim Date: 24-4-2001

    What are the rituals (Fard and Sunnah) for attending the dead Muslim according to Islamic Sharia? please send the answer according to the Qur'an and Hadiths mentioning Hadiths No and Qur'anic verses.Can we recite Qur'an on their behalf?.. More

  • Husband preparing wife's funeral Date: 14-4-2001

    1- In Pakistan there seems to be a tradition that when the wife dies the husband is not allowed to see her face or touch her dead body because according to them they both get divorced and the husband automatically becomes a namahram to her as she dies. Is this true?2- There are also some stories which we would like to confirm on their authenticity... More

  • Visiting mother's tomb and reading Date: 18-3-2001

    My mother died last year and I want to know if it is right or wrong to visit her tomb and read Qur'an for her, please provide details... More

  • Wife looking at face of deceased husband Date: 19-12-2000

    May the wife look at the face of her deceased husband? In Canada the deceased is taken to Masjid for bath, may the wife go to Masjid to look at the face of her deceased husband?.. More

  • Waiting 40 days after death of family member Date: 8-2-2000

    After the death of someone of our family, must we really wait 40 days before living normally, as they do in North African countries?.. More

  • Visiting shrines Date: 31-1-2000

    What is wrong in visiting a shrine other than holy Prophet's (PBUH)?.. More

  • Fasting on behalf of someone else Date: 20-1-2000

    What is the Islamic perspective upon fasting on behalf of someone else? Is it permitted to fast on behalf of somebody else? .. More

  • Rulings regarding burial of Christian parents Date: 3-12-1999

    I am a convert to Islam. Are there any Islamic rulings regarding the burial of parents who are Christians?.. More