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The Passing of Mufti Umer Esmail

We are deeply saddened at the news of the passing of one of our beloved teacher’s, Mufti Mohamed Umer Esmail. A religious scholar, community leader, and loving father and husband, he is survived by his wife and three daughters. Let us pray for Mufti Umer and his family, may God grant him the highest levels of Jannah and […]

Is Euthanasia Permissible?

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question related to Euthanasia and its ruling in Islamic law. Question: My question is regarding the medically assisted death option which patients in hospitals are choosing. I’m completing a clinical pastoral education unit in a hospital and was recently asked if I would assist patients who have chosen medically assisted […]

Diya for Car Accident Resulting in Death

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about paying blood money and expiation due to the accidental death of someone. If a Muslim is involved in a traffic collision which results in the death of an individual is he liable for diya and kaffara? Usually, if a person unintentionally kills another, he is expected to pay the […]

Exploring Tawhid: Islam as a Universal Civilization

From the distant edges of our visual perceptions to the very core of our souls, we are called upon to bear witness to the wondrous nature of tawhid encapsulated within the equally wondrous nature of multiplicity. Islam is a universal civilization of Oneness within a universe of diversity.

What Can We Do After the Death of a Family Member Who Did Not Pray for Several Years?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum My mum passed away. 1) How much should we pay to fulfil 40 years of missed prayers for my mum? 2) In the absence of an official Will do the fidya payments for her missed prayers have to be taken from her assets or can any family […]

How to Divide Inheritance After a Parent’s Death?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My mother just passed away but hasn’t left any sort of will to her name. She verbally said a few things to us her children but nothing written. How do we correctly deal with her finances in light of the Sharia? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. My deepest condolences […]

Why Do We Die? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Shaykh Hamza Karamali addresses a topic that is uncomfortable to our western sensibilities, yet is of great significance to the life of faith. Here he tackles the reason behind death. Why do we die? A materialist might answer that we die because our body stops working. Our breathing, our heartbeat, our brain activity, everything, stops. […]

What Happens to the Heart After Death?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum What happens to the heart after death? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Imam al-Ghazali in book 21 of his encyclopaedic ‘Revival of the Religious Sciences’ talks about the heart and some of its realities. To quote (from the Walter James Skelli translation): [‘Heart’ (qalb)] is used with […]

Why Worry About Children If We Know They Will Go to Paradise?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If Abu Lahab, died when he was a child, then he would have gone to Paradise. Is that correct? Why should we help those children who are already suffering and dying, when if they die, they will go to Paradise and not be in risk of […]

What Is the Merit of Dying on a Friday? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the merit of dying on a Friday? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz […]