Category Archives: Cemetery

please at least let the dead rest in peace!

Q: we have a serious issue at our burial committee. There is a brother that was in prison. He just got out 2 yrs after his mother died. He wants to move the body to Continue reading

Jannah or Jahanum

Q: Salam alaikum Imam,

It is in the grave that we know if we are going to Jannah or Jahanum, right? Then will those that know that they are going to Jannah still worry on the Day of Judgment or will they be relieved? Continue reading

time of death or time of burial?

Q: My mum passed away on Jummah Zohr. Due to some delay with mortuary and medical matters we could only burry her after isha. Is she amongst thouse that died on fiday? Or the next day since our day starts at magrib? Is it true that passing away on Friday would eliminate azab (punishment) of the grave? (email) Continue reading

‘can i keep a fast on the day of the death anniversary of my mother’

Q: Assalamu’alaikum,
Hope to find you in good health,my question is can i keep a fast on the day of the death anniversary of my mother.If so then what prayers can i read on that day….as i am a new convert.Jizakallahkahir.
Time: Thursday January 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm Continue reading

(not yet a baby) baby and janazah salah

Q: what is the hanaffee position for an imaam that claims to live by the hanafee mabhab regarding  jazana salah offered for a child born dead. (text) Continue reading

Your father did good, you must continue

Q: Assalamualikum Imaam,
May Allah keep you in his peace and give you reward for all a single act you .
My father was passed away on 17th Jan , 2011 in a accident. He was in wudu , and going to do his salat al magrib. Imaam since he left, I saw him twice in dream. My first dream was that I saw he is sitting under tree, and that tree is from Jannah. and i am passing from there. He told me , where are you? I am waiting for you, and i said to him , ok baba i will come now. that was the fisrt dream i saw.
Second was , that he came to home, and i opened the door for him, and he said to me, I am goig for salat al magrib, , you get ready and im waiting for you.  thats all i saw.

Imaam , I know we all belong to Allah swt , and will be return to him, but the hard point is that my heart is beleving that he is gone. I want to cry , I cannot cry. but I do read quran, do ziker and surah Yasin for him.

Is there any other dua to make for him or for me , to make easy for him and easy for me.
May Allah reward you ,
Time: Saturday March 5, 2011 at 12:04 am

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
May you be blessed for your patience. Your patience means a lot to Allah (SWT.) The most superior patience is the patience we show at the time of initial pain. (Hadith-paraphrased.) This dream indicates the good manners your father has taught you. Your patience benefits you and your father, so view this entire process as a blessing for the both of you, Ameen.
*Your father has passed away a possible shaheed (martyr.) As we are all aware, shaheed has many levels attributed to it. This alone should make you very happy.
*He wants you to do good deeds and keep up with good religious practices.
*Humans go through multiple cycles as it relates to dealing with grief. For some it is a denial of events, others suffer from a total numbness, anger, or despair. Accept your situation for what it is. Gradually the tears would flow, when this happens it would make things a lot easier for you. Do not rush the process. Allah (SWT) has a time for everything: we must accept our moments of joy as much as we must accept moments that do not always please us.
*Keep on doing the good you are doing. Do not overwhelm yourself. Merely also repeat, Allah hum-magfir lahum (oh Allah forgive them all.) This way you would be making a dua for your father and all those that have passed away and surround him. This dua would also assist in the elevation of his position, inshaAllah, ameen.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.

good duas to learn — if you read this, chances are you still living

Q: Assalamu alikum wa rahamtullah Sheikh,
I had a dream that basically reviewed my previous day, but when there were situations that I might have made a sin in that day that I regret, it was corrected in the dream.  What does it mean? or is it typical because I desired for it to be corrected.
Also, what does it mean when I dream that I was in great worry state and I was making the duas over and over again (اللهم أعني على سكرات الموت) and (اللهم لا تكلني الى نفسي طرفة عين) am I dying soon? but what’s scary shiekh, the night after i had that dua in my dream, we heard the news that my uncle was shot to death, and now my parents are going through some intensive grief.
Time: Friday March 11, 2011 at 7:29 am Continue reading

oh youth, think of death when you see white!

Q: From my childhood i wear white of fridays. I really do not know why i wear it. my child tells me i am wrong and it is an onovation. i am not wanting to argue with him. i saw my teacher do it. i loved him. i feel he was right. am i right to do it? also, Why do old shieks wear white. not all, but many that i have seen? does it have a baes? (email.) Continue reading

son/father has more right to janazah salah than the shura

Q: Can our islamic shura override who is to perform the janazah salah? can we appoint only one man to perform the janazah salah? Can imaam insist that he performs the janazah salah? Can an imaam expect payment for performing janazah salah. Continue reading

to some, debt is like death

Q: Ramadan is close by and i feel awful. The money i owe cuz of college is eating my heart out.  I owe 63 thousand dollars and dont even have a job. I read that the prophet refused to perform janazah salah of the anyone that owed money. So why has this law being changed?. Does this law no more apply? Continue reading