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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 […]

The Prophet’s Funeral Prayer

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers a question about the number of people who attended the Prophet’s funeral prayer, blessings and peace be upon him. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Who is the only wife of Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, who attended his funeral prayer? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat […]

Is It Permissible to Perform the Funeral Prayer (Janaza) Within a Mosque?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to perform the funeral prayer (janaza) within a mosque? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, According to the Hanafi School, the general ruling is that it is disliked (makruh) to perform the funeral prayer (janaza) within a mosque. But there are two possible legal reasons […]

How Many Salams Should I Perform at the End of the Funeral Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:Assalam alaykum, As a follower of the hanafi school, should we also perform only one salam if the Imam, at the end of the funeral prayer, only gives one salam? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The position of the Hanafi school is that there are two closing salams at […]

Is the Supplication at the End of the Funeral Prayer Obligatory?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, Has the funeral prayer any wajib (compulsory components)? Is the du’a considered obligatory or an emphasized sunnah? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The only necessary (wajib) component of the funeral (janaza) prayer is the closing salams. Otherwise, the remaining actions are integrals (fard), such as the takbirs […]

What Is the Proper Conduct of a Muslim Woman During the Entire Funeral Process?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, What should be the conduct of a woman in attending the entire funeral process? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. In general, it is disliked for women to attend and follow the […]

Praying for Deceased Muslims Who Were Murderers

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Is it disliked to pray for Muslims who kill? Answer: Prayer for a Deceased Muslim The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) taught us to perform the funeral prayer (janazah) for every single person that passed away as a Muslim. He would only ask whether or […]

Where is the Soul During the Funeral Prayer and Burial?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Where is the soul in between a person’s demise and their burial? Are they present at their janaza? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Yes, many narrations would seem to indicate that the soul is […]

Is the Funeral Prayer On One Who Is Absent (Janazat ul-Ghaib) Valid?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: I have a quick question. What is the proof that there is no janazatul ghaib? Was the practice abrogated? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. According to the Hanafi school, the funeral prayer on the one who is absent (gha’ib) […]