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Day 12: Learn a Dua for the Deceased – 30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 12: Learn a Dua for the Deceased. In Ramadan, we tend to focus on our fasts and prayers, and their spiritual effects on us. However, sometimes we forget about the ones who can’t perform these deeds anymore. You may have grandparents, parents, or even siblings and friends who have passed away. This Ramadan, look […]

Is It Permissible to Give a Charity on Behalf of a Dead Person?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to give sadaqa jariya (a charity of ongoing benefit) on behalf of a dead person? Does the living person who gave it also get the reward of it? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. One can donate reward for good deeds, […]

Is There Any Reason a Dead Person’s Eyes are Wide Open?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum, I recently attended a funeral. As soon as the person died we closed the eyes and mouth. We then sent the body to the mosque and when we returned to it 4/5 hours later we found the eyes were wide open which we found to be really […]

Can the Dead Hear Us?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, Can those buried in their grave hear us when we visit their grave, speak to them, or make du’a for them? Does it differ if they died Muslim or non-Muslim? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, […]

Presentation of the Deeds of the Living to the Deceased and Martyrs and their Ranks

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: Assalamu alaykum, 1) Can a person somehow watch over other people? Can they actually “be proud” of their children, for example? Is it permissible to act according to what they would have wanted? 2) Often times, after a martyr dies it is said about them that they are in Paradise. […]