Is it permissible to read a soorah from the Qur.aan with the intention that its reward be [destined] for the deceased? And how would that be?
Category: Funerals [جنائز]
Passing by the graveyard
Is the invocation of peace upon the dead to be uttered only upon entering the graveyard, or can it also be uttered when passing by [the graveyard]?
Father died leaving behind debts
Our father died leaving behind many debts. He had a number of children – some of whom are poor, and others who are wealthy; so should the wealthy of his children pay off their father’s debts?
The manner of greeting the deceased individual
What is the authentically legislated manner in which the deceased individual is to be greeted; is he to be approached from the direction of his face? And in which direction should he be supplicated for?
The delight of the deceased in the grave when his family visits him
Is there any evidence from the Sharee’ah that the deceased delights when his family visits him [graveside]?
Burying a number of dead bodies in a single grave
When there are numerous dead bodies [to be buried], is it permissible to dig one huge grave – big enough for twenty or thirty bodies, and bury them all in this grave, then cover it up with soil?
Reading Soorah YaaSeen over the deceased
What is the ruling of reading Soorah YaaSeen over the deceased after his burial?
Funeral prayer for the one who has committed suicide
What is the ruling about offering the [funeral] prayer for the one who has committed suicide?
Fulfilling a dying man’s request to be buried in a different city
When a man dies in a [particular] city, and had requested [upon death] he be buried in different city, then is it obligatory to fulfill his [dying] request?
Digging open a grave out of necessity
If there is a [genuine] need to do so, is it permissible to dig open the grave of someone who was only buried some days ago?