377 fatwas

  • Considering cremation as a kind of divine punishment Date: 11-11-2015

    Allaah has mentioned his punishment in the Holy Quran. He will roast one’s skin again and again according to their sins. Some of the non-muslims cremate the remains of the dead ones. Can we also consider this Allah’s punishment? .. More

  • Dedicating the reward of a good deed to several persons Date: 26-10-2015

    Assalamu alaykum. I intend to donate Islamic books/Quran to an orphanage so that its reward reaches my father, grandfather and my cousin brother (who all passed away). Is it permissible/recommended to print their names on the books. Will the reward be divided between the three or will they be rewarded fully for this deed. May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Sinful Muslim has right to funeral prayer; non-Muslims should not attend Date: 10-4-2015

    A muslim women marries non muslim man and on the death of that women , Question: 1) can imaam prays the funeral namaaz of that lady?2) can hindu relatives and her hindu husband can involve in janaza namaaz? .. More

  • Why the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, stood for the funeral of a Jew Date: 10-2-2015

    I am curious about the incident where the Prophet peace be upon stood up for the funeral of the dead jew. I read the following online: "The Prophetpeace be upon him stood for Allah’s angels, not for dead infidels It is reported on the authority of Anas bin Malik: A jew’s bier passed by the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him and he stood; and [the.. More

  • All categories of martyrs are not equal in reward in all aspects Date: 17-1-2015

    We know from hadith that apart from death in a war against non-muslims, there are many types of deaths that give a person the status of a martyr. For example, death by drowning, fire, falling wall etc. My question is will those who died by drowning, fire, falling wall, stomach disease etc. get the rewards of making intercession for 70 people and reward.. More

  • Gifting the reward of a good deed to several persons Date: 14-12-2014

    Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Excuse my inorance but wanted to ask: If I gift the reward of my recitation of the quran to only 1 person vs many people, is there a difference in the thawab? Does my thawab on 1 person diminish when I spread the dedication to 1 plus many others? .. More

  • Closing the eyes of the deceased Date: 8-11-2014

    why do decaesed people open eyes at the time of ghusul .. More

  • Ibn Taymiyyah's opinion about dedicating the reward of a good deed to the dead Date: 23-6-2014

    Assalaamu alaikum warahmathullah..., I have heard and read that.. Ibn Taymiyyah approves reciting 70 , 000 repititions of la ilaha illa Allah , and sending its blessing to a dead person , when he was asked about this ( Majmu Al- Fatawa , 24 / 324 ) Is this true? .. More

  • No supplication to stop decomposition of the dead Date: 24-4-2014

    Du’a to preclude worms or worm-related creatures to devour the cadaver of a deceased Muslim Question: Asalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu. When a deceased person is buried under the ground, his cadaver shall eventually decompose to form part of the soil of the ground. While the cadaver is in the lying state deep down the ground, it is exposed.. More

  • No relation between Athaan in the newborn's ear and his funeral prayer afterwards Date: 27-3-2014

    Assalaamualaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh, I have read that the adhan is given at the time of birth in the right ear of a baby and the salah (salatul janazah), relating to that adhan, is read after death. Is there a hadith that supports this connection between the adhan at birth and salah read after death. Thank you. Jazakallahu khayran. .. More

  • No harm in living next to a graveyard Date: 26-1-2014

    Asa Is it permissible to buy a house and live right next to a grave yard? Are there any harms of having a cemetery right behind your garden? I live in London, in a populated area but there is a large Jewish cemetery in the center of many houses, with many houses bordering with the walls of the cemetery, including our one. Many people suggest that there.. More

  • What should they do with the money they collected for their deceased colleague? Date: 22-1-2014

    We are a group of employees. We had a colleague who worked with us but he died, may Allaah The Almighty Have mercy upon him. We collected a sum of money for him. Is it better to give this sum to his children or give it in charity to build a Masjid (i.e. mosque) so that it becomes an ongoing charity for him? We need a Fatwa about this matter... More

  • The Wudhoo’ and Ghusl (washing) of the deceased is only to clean and honor him Date: 20-1-2014

    Does the Wudhoo’ of the deceased become invalidated, whether a man or a woman, when someone touches the corpse?.. More

  • Exhortation to bury the dead beside the righteous Date: 20-1-2014

    When a deceased is buried besides another being punished, does he see this and receive harm from it?.. More

  • Difference between the martyrs of this world and those of the Hereafter Date: 20-1-2014

    My father died as a result of a motorcycle accident upon his return from the Taraaweeh prayer on the 17th of last Ramadhaan. Is he a martyr? What is the difference between the martyrs of this world and those of the Hereafter? .. More