April 18, 2024 1 min

Who Is Responsible For Providing For a Widow?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question If a woman with three brothers and a mature son becomes a widow, then who is obligatory to provide for her food, housing, clothes, and health? Her brothers or her son? Answer The obligation to provide for her rest with her children—male and female—is equal in this regard—as long […]
February 5, 2024 2 mins

Is it Obligatory to Specify the Deceased’s Gender When Formulating The Intenti...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Is it obligatory for me to specify the gender of the deceased when formulating the intention for the prayer, especially in Masjid al-Haram, where I may not be aware of whether the deceased is male or female? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah […]
January 19, 2024 2 mins

Does One Have to Remove a Body Implant Before Burial?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question My mother is to undergo a total knee replacement (implant shall most likely be metallic or plastic) for she has severe osteoarthritis, and that’s what the doctors have advised. She is, however, concerned about her burial (not related to the knee surgery but whenever she dies), for we know […]
November 20, 2023 3 mins

Does the Recitation of the Quran and Other Good Deeds Benefit The Deceased?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Our mother passed away on September 13, 2023, at the age of 67. She was a practicing Muslimah. The hadith of Rasulullah states that when a person dies, their good deeds come to an end, except for three. One of these exceptions is the supplication (Dua) of a righteous child […]