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Donating the Reward of Khatm al-Qur’an

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about donating the rewards for Qur’an recitation to the deceased. I pray this note finds you in the best of spirits, insha Allah My beloved mother passed away this year in March. May Allah grant her the highest station of Jannah, amin. As a tradition, all my siblings started a […]

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 Donating the Reward of a Recitation to Prophets Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have the habit after making a supplication to send salam to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and afterwards ask Allah to accept my reciting of Fatiha and let the reward go to all the Prophets. Is it permissible? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Yes, it is permissible to donate […]

Dealing with Death: Inward & Outward Manners

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 […]

Donating Reward to the Dead: A Detailed Answer

Answered by Ustadh Faraz Khan Question: In a class I attended recently, we were told that reciting Surah Yaseen is a sunnah for the sick and dying (in their presence). However, it is not a sunnah not after a persons death. We were told this was a cultural practice and brings no benefit to the […]

Women Visiting Graveyards & Donating Reward to the Deceased

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: [1] Is it permissible under the Hanafi madhab for women to visit the graveyard? [2] Every year on my mothers death anniversary my dad makes some sweet food and he distributes it at our local mosque for people to eat and enjoy and to make dua for my mother. […]