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I Pay the Electricity Bill of a Mosque. What Is the Reward?

Answered by Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael Question: Assalam alaykum, Is there any hadith regarding the reward for providing lightning for a mosque? Is it valid to make intention to pay the electricity bill for the mosque as a mean to provide lighting for the believers so that Allah may put light in my grave? Answer: […]

On the Journey through the Grave, by Shaykh Samir al-Nass

Death and the afterlife is something extremely difficult to think about, not because it’s a fearful subject but because it’s so hard to imagine the journey through the afterlife. In this world, we are connected to the people around us. However, after death, we will be cut off from everyone around us. Listen to Shaykh Samir […]

Do Seeking Intercession (Tawassul), Visiting Shrines, and Other Popular Practices Have a Basis in Our Religion?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: As salam alaykum, Many people go to a tomb of a saint and ask for a child or a job. Some may even prostrate in its direction. Is it tawassul? Is building a shrine over a grave ok? Can the saint help from his grave? What is the meaning […]

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, […]

Is It Permitted to Bury Multiple People Within the Same Grave?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, Are we allowed to bury the deceased at 9 ft and the next one at 6 ft within the same grave? Is there a waiting period between the first burial and the second one? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in […]

Is It Permissible to Reuse Graves?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, Is it permissible to reuse graves by placing another deceased at a later time? And is it possible to reuse the land for another purpose ? We are experiencing some issues in the UK and coming under some pressure on this subject. The ‘leasing’ of a grave […]

Is it Permitted to Place Flowers on a Grave, or is this an Innovation (Bid`a) in Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalamu ‘Aleykum Is it bid’a or wrong in any way to place flowers on a family grave? There is much argument about this issue in my family. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. It […]

Is it permissible to erect gravestones at graves for identification?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: The only Muslim cemetery where I live is  controlled by a mosque of a different islamic sensibility. We have been trying to get their leader to allow us to bury our dead with gravestones, but their shaykh says it is shirk. Could you clarify the Hanafi position on gravestones? […]

Are We Resurrected from Our Graves or the Place We Died?

Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi Question: When we get resurrected, will it be from our graves or from where we passed away at the time of death? Answer: Walaikum Asalaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh. Insha Allah this reaches you in the best of inward and outward states. We will be resurrected from our graves. Imam […]

Which Duas and Parts of the Qur’an Should be Read When Visiting a Graveyard?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Which duas and parts of the Qur’an should be read when visiting a graveyard? Where should a person stand at a grave? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Anything of the Qur’an may be recited; Ya Sin is particularly praiseworthy. If one does not have […]