377 fatwas

  • 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

  • Why did the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, offer the funeral prayer for ‘Abdullaah ibn Ubayy? Date: 9-1-2014

    Dear Shaykh, there is no doubt that Abu Taalib died while he was non-Muslim. Allaah The Almighty ordered the Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, not to ask Allaah to forgive non-Muslims when he was about to ask Him to forgive his uncle. It is a well-known incident that took place in Makkah. However, when the chief of the hypocrites died and.. More

  • Praising the deeds of a martyred son in public Date: 25-11-2013

    Assalamu alaikum, is it right for parents to mention in public the good deeds of their child who died as a martyr? Because it is bad to be proud of ones deeds and to speak about them, of raising the child up to be virtuous. People want to take martyrs as an example they know to follow and they follow the hadith that says: “Mention the good deeds of.. More

  • False claim that funeral prayer is not held for a bachelor Date: 6-10-2013

    An ignoramus told me that a hadith says that if you never get married, your funeral is unacceptable. Does hadith exist in any collection? If so, please give the reference and explanation of it. .. More

  • Ruling on price of graveyard trees Date: 7-9-2013

    Assalamu alikum We have a grave yard in which thee were sone trees .These Trees were sold and a good amount was got .Can this amount be used for the Poor people of locality.If not how to make use of it. .. More

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