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What Is the Proper Etiquette in Giving Condolences to the Family of a Deceased Who Is Non-Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, What is the proper etiquette in giving condolences to the family of a deceased who is non-muslim? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. In general, most customary forms of giving condolences, which are free from […]

Is it Permissible to Pray for a Nonpracticing Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is it possible to pray for a beloved sister, who is born a muslim like me but does not practice Islam, to be guided towards Allah and towards a right path? She is good person, and deserves the best, but I know she can be happier if only she […]

Will People Who Lived Between Prophets Go to Hell?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam, I would like to know the people who lived in between the time of Prophet Jesus and Mohammad (Peace be upon them), will they go to paradise or hell? They never received a messenger to warn them… Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that […]

Will the Prophet Isa Intercede for Christians on Judgment Day?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: A friend of mine recently told me that she heard that Prophet Isa (as) would intercede for Christians on the Day of Judgement similarly to how Prophet Muhammad (saw) will intercede for Muslims. Is this true? Answer: assalamu `alaykum The various prophets sent by Allah will be granted the […]

How to Deal With a Non-Muslim Relative’s Death

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a question regarding the situation of my grandma. I am a recent convert and my grandma is ill. I have recited the Fatiha to her and listened to recitation of the Koran (Surat Al-Bakarah) with her and it seems to bring her comfort, but I want […]

Are Non-Muslims Who Lived Good Lives Condemned to Hell?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Are non-Muslims condemned to Hell even if they did good and seem to have been genuinely pious? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that […]

Can We Pray for Non-Muslims Who Passed Away?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the position of Sunni Islam on making prayers for non-Muslims who died supporting Muslims, such as Rachel Corrie?  Can we make  du`a for them, or mention them in a khutba as martyrs for Muslim causes? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Walaikum assalam, There are […]

What is the Fate of Non-Muslims in the Afterlife?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the proper understanding of the fate of Non – Muslims in the afterlife? Answer: Assalamu alaikum, Sheikh Nuh Keller dealt with this in the attached article [from: http://www.masud.co.uk, a brilliant site], a refutation of the idea of the ‘universal validity of all religions,’ saying: 5. The Fate […]