377 fatwas

  • Living near non-Muslim graveyard Date: 15-2-2017

    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 Date: 14-2-2017

    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 Date: 25-1-2017

    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 Date: 23-1-2017

    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 Date: 1-12-2016

    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

  • What to do for dying person Date: 2-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. A relative is in their last stage of illness and has a few months to live. What can be read (from Quran) and done for them, and what could the patient do for themselves, as the patient is not a practising Muslim, and bearing in mind that they have no mobility. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Preparing deceased Muslim for burial not left to his non-Muslim family Date: 30-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. What is the right of a dead revert Muslim over his non-Muslim family given that he has written a Wasiyyah (last will and testament) stating that when he dies, only Muslim brothers should arrange his dead body and he should be buried in an Islamic way. I decided to ask this question because I noticed that there are cases in.. More

  • Pouring Zamzam water inside grave at burial Date: 2-6-2016

    I have heard that pouring Zamzam water inside the grave during the burial is good. Last week, during my mother's burial in UAE, the maulvi stopped me from doing so saying that it is an innovation. Please advise with a hadith reference. Thank you .. More

  • Only those assisting ghaasil should attend ghusl of dead body Date: 17-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a husband wants to wash and shroud his wife's body, can his daughter help him wash and shroud it? Also, is it ok if a husband refuses to wash his wife if she requested that he does so in her will? .. More

  • One who dies in train crash may qualify as martyr Date: 27-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My husband was suffering from severe depression, It could also have been a clinical depression. Only Allaah knows; last month, he left the house telling me he was going to meet someone. Within 30 minutes, I got a call from the police informing me that he was involved in a train accident. I rushed to the hospital, where he was still.. More

  • Marking grave to identify it Date: 7-4-2016

    Because of rain, my mother's grave is going to disappear. If it completely disappears, then somebody else's body will be cremated on top of it. How can I identify my mother's grave? If another body is cremated on the same place, then how can we visit the grave, and will my mother be able to hear me when I talk to her? .. More

  • Plastering graves with mud Date: 29-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Respectful Scholar, I have question regarding graves. In my village, there is a graveyard, and the keeper of this yard is asking for some soil to rectify the condition of that graveyard as rain and wind and so on has washed it away. So is it permissible to give him soil to rectify the condition of the.. More

  • Greeting a mosque or graveyard when passing by them in a car Date: 18-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. Thank you for a wonderful informative forum. My question is: Is it permissible or is it required to greet a mosque as you drive pass it, or greet a graveyard when you drive past it? We have been doing that ever since we were young, and I wanted to know the significance of it. Wassalaam. .. More

  • It is not impossible that the martyrs enjoy the hoor al-'ayn before the Day of Resurrection Date: 13-12-2015

    Once a martyr's soul is placed in a green bird's body in jannah, will he be able to meet and have intercourse with hoor al-ayn even before the Day of Judgement? Many people claimed that the martyrs are living together with hoor al-ayn now (although the martyrs are using the green bird bodies before the Day of Judgement instead of human bodies), is their.. More

  • Burying a dead pregnant woman Date: 7-12-2015

    How do we bury a woman that died with pregnancy? .. More