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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 […]

Has Attending a Catholic Funeral Made Me a Disbeliever?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I attended a Catholic funeral of my husband’s family once and there was a priest who read stories, qoutes and prayers from the Bible. I read some prayers and qoutes from the Bible with them. I’m not sure why I did that but most likely because I […]

On Death and Dying, by Ustadh Salman Younas

With the current year drawing to a close, social media has come alight repeatedly with news of the passing of yet another celebrity. Ustadh Salman Younas shares some personal thoughts on an inevitable journey all of us will embark upon: death. I have seen many people in my wider circle of friends/acquaintances express how death […]

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 […]

How To Talk To Children About Death, by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

How do we prepare children for the death of someone close to them, and indeed, the concept of our own mortality? Shaykh Walead Mosaad gives some advice on the SeekersHub podcast.    

Preparing to Go Like Muhammad Ali (Without The Selfies), by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this first Friday khutba of Ramadan, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on the passing of the late Muhammad Ali and his funeral. In this great moment of truth, people were snapping selfies standing at or near the front of the janaza. The immediate and fleeting seems much more real than the ultimate – our own […]

Imam Khalid Latif on “Losing Someone Close To You”

There is a narration that is found in the Islamic tradition in which a companion of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, named Abdur Rahman ibn Awf speaks about visiting the Prophet’s infant son, Ibrahim. In this particular narration, he mentions that the Prophet kisses Ibrahim and takes him close, and then later begins […]

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 […]