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​​Can a Menstruating Person Sit in the Room Where the Deceased Lies?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Can a menstruating person sit in the room where the deceased lies? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, I pray you’re well. In regards the presence of a menstruating woman, there is a difference in ruling between her being present when a person is dying and being in the presence […]

What Is the Ruling on Shaving Pubic Hair for the Deceased?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling on shaving pubic hair for the deceased? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. The body hair and nails of the deceased are not cut, because such cutting is for worldly appearance—and the deceased has no need for that. Furthermore, the […]

Is It Permissible to Travel and Perform Umra for a Deceased Relative Without Performing Umra for One’s Self on the Same Journey?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to travel and perform Umra for a deceased relative without performing Umra for one’s self on the same journey? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim It is permissible to travel and perform Umra for a deceased relative without performing Umra for one’s self on the […]

Does the Deceased Know What Is Happening to His Living Relatives?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I often think if my late father, God rest his soul, knows what is going on in the lives of my family. Does a deceased person know what is happening in his family’s life, the good and the bad? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The deceased […]

Learn A Comprehensive Dua For The Deceased (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Learn A Comprehensive Dua For The Deceased, by Shaykh Walead Mosaad 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put […]

Can You Put a Turban on the Deceased?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam aleykum, Can you put a turban on the deceased and bury him with it? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu The most correct opinion in the Hanafi madhab (al-qawl al-asahh) is that it is makruh (disliked) to place an ‘imamah (turban) on the deceased. This is […]

Is It Permissible to Perform the Sacred Pilgrimage for a Deceased Person?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is it permissible to perform the sacred pilgrimage for a deceased person if they did not leave money and instructions to do so? And if they did is it still a valid Hajj for the deceased? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message […]

Should I Support Financially the Illegitimate Child of My Deceased Father?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, My father has passed away. I came to know that he fathered an illegitimate child with another woman. Should I inform my family of the situation? Is there any financial obligation on me towards this woman and her child? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, May God […]

How To Make Expiatory Payments (Fidya) To Compensate For the Missed Fasts and Prayers of a Deceased?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I know that if the deceased has missed fard fasts or prayers, their family (or friends) should make expiatory payments (fidya) to compensate for this, according to the rules of fiqh. Would you kindly elaborate further on how the family can go about […]