Attending a Non Muslim’s Funeral

Q: My non Muslim employee passed away in an accident. Is it advisable to attend a non Muslim’s burial? A. One is allowed to sympathise with the bereaved family and offer them condolences. This can be done at their home. It is not permissible to attend the funeral, nor to enter the church for the […]

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Death due to Stomach Ailment

Q: What is the ruling on death due to a stomach ailment? A. The Hadeeth mentions that the person who dies due to a stomach ailment receives the death of a Shaheed (martyr). (Kanzul Ummaal V4 P415). Moulana Yusuf LaherChecked by: Mufti Siraj Desai

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Identifying Muslim Body

Q: How can I identify a dead body as being of a Muslim and non Muslim girl? A: If one is aware that Muslim women in the area use mehndi. or dress in a certain way, or apply a certain makeup peculiar to Muslims then this could be used as signs to determine the religion […]

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Wife Seeing and Touching Dead Husband

Q: When ones husband passes away does the nikaah (marriage) break automatically and the wife is not allowed to see the face or sit next to the body?   A. It will be permissible for the husband to see his late wife, but not touch her. If the husband dies, the wife can see her […]

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Flowers on Graves

Q: is it permissable to put flowers on a grave? I hve heard that it is makrooh because it is biddat A: It is not permissible to place flowers on a grave because this is not established from any Hadeeth or practice of the Sahaabah. Furthermore, it is also a practice of the Nasaara in […]

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Death in Ramadaan and on Friday

Q: Please explain the state of a person who passes away in the holy month of Ramadaan. Also the one who passes away on jumuah (Friday)? A. Regarding death on a Friday, Sayyidina Jaabir (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “Whoever dies Thursday night or Friday will be freed from punishment […]

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Two People in One Grave

Q: My father in law passed away 20 years ago and my mother in law remarried and her second husband also died. Is it permissable to bury my mother in law in the same qabar (grave) as my father in law? (my husband's father/my mother in law's first husband) A. It is permissible to bury […]

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Two People in One Grave

Q: My father in law passed away 20 years ago and my mother in law remarried and her second husband also died. Is it permissable to bury my mother in law in the same qabar (grave) as my father in law? (my husband's father/my mother in law's first husband) A. It is permissible to bury […]

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Ruling for Person Drowned at Sea

Q: What is the Islamic ruling concerning a person who has drowned at sea and his body was not recovered? Should Salatul Janaazah be performed on him and if so when? What happens to his nikah (marriage); when should the iddah of his wife start and should inheritance be distributed and at what time? A. […]

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