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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, […]

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. […]