Is Euthanasia Permissible?

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question related to Euthanasia and its ruling in Islamic law. Question: My question is regarding the medically assisted death option which patients in hospitals are choosing. I’m completing a clinical pastoral education unit in a hospital and was recently asked if I would assist patients who have chosen medically assisted […]

Estate with No Muslim Heirs

Ustadh Farid Dingle advises on how to apportion one’s estate and designate one’s heirs when one is the only Muslim in the family.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am the only Muslim in my family, as I am a convert. My immediate family have passed away including my brother. My […]

Last Words of the Dying

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the last words of a Muslim and those of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray this finds you well. When I was growing up, and recently as well, I heard that the last words should be tahlil. […]

Past Debts, Preparation of Will and Funeral

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about paying past debts, how to prepare one’s will including instructions for one’s funeral and what must be done.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. 1. In the past I wronged my employer, I recently explained to him what I did and offered to pay him back […]

My Mother Is in a Coma. Is It Permissible to Stop Hydration?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My mother has been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). There is no known cure. Two weeks ago she was put on an IV in order to receive hydration. For 10 days she has been in a coma. Her doctor has recommended that we stop hydration to […]

Should We Visit the Grave for the First 40 Days After the Burial?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Is there a ruling or recommendation to visit the grave for the first 40 days after the burial? We have observed growing up that someone from the family should visit the grave daily for the first 40 days. Answer: assalamu alaykum I have not come across any […]