My brother died at the age of 35, and he had not performed hajj. Should I perform ‘umrah or hajj on his behalf – even though he had not done so?
Calling upon the dead
…then he is a mushrik, having committed major shirk.
Gifting the reward of reading the Qur.aan to the deceased
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?
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]?
Washing the bodies of the dead in preparation for burial
[In preparation for their burial], al-Muzanee would wash the dead as an act of worship, and he would say…
Tears fell upon his cheek
The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ kissed ‘Uthmaan ibn Magh.dthoon whilst he [lay there before him] – dead, and [as he did so] his tears fell upon the cheek of ‘Uthmaan ibn Magh.dthoon.
‘Umrah Badal on behalf of the deceased
Regarding the ‘umrah, can it be performed on behalf of another, since my father has died without performing the ‘umrah – and I live [too] far away [to do so on his behalf myself]?
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?
Women visiting the graveyard
My mother died when I was in my infancy, and now I visit her in the graveyard; Is that permissible for me [to do]? And what supplication is it [that I make to Allaah and its benefit] will reach her, and what reward will [Allaah permit to] reach her?
That which benefits the deceased by way of the living
What are the things which benefit the deceased by way of the living? And is there a difference between physical and non-physical acts of worship?