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A Trip to Body World? (Exhibiting Unclothed Cadavers)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My biology teacher told us that he has organized a trip to Body World, but that this trip is optional. I have said no because it displays naked dead bodies. I was wondering what Islam says about places like Body World? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful […]

Lessons from a Medina Graveyard with Photos – Fahad Faruqui – HuffingtonPost

Lessons from a Medina Graveyard with Photos – Fahad Faruqui – HuffingtonPost One can learn many lessons at a graveyard. I once found myself helping carry the corpse of a stranger, an old woman, to its final abode. At the time, I was a 20-year-old on a family trip to the Holy City of Medina […]

How Do We Deal With the Death of a Loved One?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My grandmother is about to die, it seems. How does one deal with death? What can I do for her? Answer: Walaikum assalam, Inwardly: 1. Patience, 2. Submission to the Divine Will, 3. Reflection on the fleetingness of live, 4. Taking admonition for one’s own situation. Shaddad ibn Aws […]

How to Deal With a Non-Muslim Relative’s Death

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a question regarding the situation of my grandma. I am a recent convert and my grandma is ill. I have recited the Fatiha to her and listened to recitation of the Koran (Surat Al-Bakarah) with her and it seems to bring her comfort, but I want […]

On The Passing of Sister Rehab El-Buri

ON THE PASSING OF SISTER REHAB EL BURI Special thanks to Al-Madina Institute for sharing this powerful piece. On March 6th 2011 Sister Rehab El Buri died of cancer at the age of 25.  Rehab, an Islamic activist, was loved by all those who knew her and a cause of inspiration for those who didn’t. […]