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Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 11:40  GMT

Should a person who committed suicide be buried without a funeral prayer?



Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 11:37  GMT

is it Sunnah to have an odd number of rows for the funeral prayer?



Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 11:34  GMT

I heard that it is permissible to recite a supplication after the fourth takbîr. Is this true? If so, what is that supplication?



Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 11:33  GMT

How is the funeral prayer to be performed?



Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 11:33  GMT

Is it permissible for someone to travel to another city in order to attend the funeral prayer of a pious person or a scholar? If it is permissible, how do we reconcile this permissibility with the statement of the Prophet (peace be upon him): “Do not undertake a journey except to three mosques”?



Last Modified:  28 Jul 2011 02:10  GMT

Is there any saheeh hadeeth that speaks of the virtue of burying the deceased in Makkah or Madinah? Is there any saheeh hadeeth that speaks of the virtue of one who died in Makkah or Madinah? What is your opinion on what some relatives of the deceased do, if he dies somewhere outside of the two sanctuaries, and they want to transport him to one of the two sanctuaries and have the funeral prayer offered for him there, then bury him, and they do that on the grounds that the place is holy? Is there ...



Last Modified:  23 Jun 2011 02:10  GMT

In Libya, when a husband dies, the place of receiving people who want to offer consolation will be the husband's father house (called 'family house'). Anyone wants to offer consolation, he should come to the family house. Now in our case, the wife of the late husband lives, with her children, in a far district which is more than one hundred kilometer away from the place where her family and her husband's family live. Where should this wife spend the first days of Iddah (woman's prescribed waitin ...



Last Modified:  10 Apr 2011 02:10  GMT

In our city there is a venue for special occasions; most of what takes place there is condolence gatherings in which a shaykh comes to read Qur’aan for the deceased and the people listen to him. They oblige everyone in the neighbourhood to give a specific amount of money so that they all take part in setting it up. Can I pay this money or should I avoid it?



Last Modified:  25 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

What is the ruling on reciting al-Faatihah during the Janaazah (funeral) prayer?



Last Modified:  25 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

How should we make du’aa’ in the funeral prayer if it is offered for a male or a female or for two people, or if the deceased is a child?



Last Modified:  24 Mar 2011 03:10  GMT

How should we make du’aa’ in the funeral prayer if it is offered for a male or a female or for two people, or if the deceased is a child?



Last Modified:  27 Dec 2010 03:10  GMT

If a woman dies, should perfume be applied to her as in the case of a man? Should the shroud of a man and a woman be perfumed, or does perfuming the deceased apply only to men?



Last Modified:  08 Dec 2010 03:10  GMT

Is it haraam for women to visit graves if the deceased was the dearest of people to them? With regard to the Prophet’s words “May Allah curse the woman who wails and the one who listens to her”, what does listening mean in this hadeeth? Does it refer to the curious woman who eavesdrops on people’s words, or the woman who listens to music or the television or radio? Please explain this, may Allah reward you with good.



Last Modified:  04 Dec 2010 03:10  GMT

If the deceased is poor, who should pay the expenses of shrouding him, washing him and burying him etc?



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2010 02:10  GMT

Is a person who dies as the result of being struck by a car regarded as a martyr?



Last Modified:  28 Sep 2010 02:10  GMT

What is the ruling on cleaning the teeth of the deceased with miswaak?



Last Modified:  26 Jun 2010 02:10  GMT

Is it permissible to offer the funeral prayer for one who committed suicide?




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