Is it Permissible to Pray for a Nonpracticing Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is it possible to pray for a beloved sister, who is born a muslim like me but does not practice Islam, to be guided towards Allah and towards a right path? She is good person, and deserves the best, but I know she can be happier if only she […]

Did the Prophet Muhammad Die As a Martyr?

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: How did the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) pass away was his death natural or did he die a martyr? Is it true if a person sincerely desires martyrdom he receives the reward of a martyr even if he died on his bed naturally? Is this reward lesser than the […]

Can We Pray for Non-Muslims Who Passed Away?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the position of Sunni Islam on making prayers for non-Muslims who died supporting Muslims, such as Rachel Corrie?  Can we make  du`a for them, or mention them in a khutba as martyrs for Muslim causes? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Walaikum assalam, There are […]

The Soul After Death

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: What happens to the soul after death? Will it be in the grave along with the body? I read that souls are present at the grave on Thursday night until Saturday. If this is the case, where are the souls on other days of the week? Answer: Wa alaikum […]