Is It Permissible to Perform the Funeral Prayer (Janaza) Within a Mosque?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to perform the funeral prayer (janaza) within a mosque? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, According to the Hanafi School, the general ruling is that it is disliked (makruh) to perform the funeral prayer (janaza) within a mosque. But there are two possible legal reasons […]

The Realities of Death and Dying – SeekersHub Toronto’s Seminar with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ramzey Ajem, and Habib Hussein al Saqqaf

Death. Dying. Bereavement. Afterlife. Not subjects we particularly want to think about. But sometimes, it’s the things we are most avoiding, that are, in reality, the closest to us. As the first snowflakes of the year fell to the street outside the Hub, burying out the autumn leaves that had fallen just days earlier, I was […]

Praying for Deceased Muslims Who Were Murderers

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Is it disliked to pray for Muslims who kill? Answer: Prayer for a Deceased Muslim The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) taught us to perform the funeral prayer (janazah) for every single person that passed away as a Muslim. He would only ask whether or […]

Where is the Soul During the Funeral Prayer and Burial?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Where is the soul in between a person’s demise and their burial? Are they present at their janaza? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Yes, many narrations would seem to indicate that the soul is […]

Is the Funeral Prayer On One Who Is Absent (Janazat ul-Ghaib) Valid?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: I have a quick question. What is the proof that there is no janazatul ghaib? Was the practice abrogated? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. According to the Hanafi school, the funeral prayer on the one who is absent (gha’ib) […]