September 23, 2023 4 mins

Can One Partake of Meals Prepared By The Deceased’s Family at The Funeral?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Please clarify the following issues in the Shafi’i School: Partaking of meals at the home of the deceased. Is it the same rule in the funeral house? If a person (e.g., family, neighbors, friends, etc.) goes for consolation in the deceased’s home on the first, second, or third day and […]
September 15, 2023 2 mins

Is it Permissible to Erect a Hand Span Border Around a Grave to Protect it From ...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is it permissible to erect a wooden border of one hand span in height around an individual grave for the purpose of protecting it from being stepped on? The context is that this grave is located within a cemetery that has secure fencing around the entire graveyard, and the […]
July 4, 2023 3 mins

What Is the Ruling on Verbal Gifting of Assets on One’s Deathbed?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I wanted to clarify how inheritance laws are applied to family situations. I am one of 7 sons. My father passed away a couple of years ago, and there is a dispute among my siblings. I wanted to know if the shari’a law considers the context of the family […]
March 17, 2023 3 mins

Can Sins Cause a Reduction in One’s Lifespan?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I understand that death can strike anytime, but can sins shorten one’s life? I’m a teenager, and I’m scared that this is true. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. From one vantage point, yes, sins can be a means of reducing one’s lifespan, just […]