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Death & Janazah

Translation of the word يَتَوَقَّصُ

Question Kindly explain the words فَجَعَلَ يَتَوَقَّصُ به that have appeared in the following Hadith: عن جابر بن سمرة رضي الله عنه قال: صَلّى رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ على ابْنِ الدَّحْداحِ: ثُمَّ أُتِيَ بفَرَسٍ عُرْيٍ فَعَقَلَهُ رَجُلٌ فَرَكِبَهُ، فَجَعَلَ يَتَوَقَّص به، وَنَحْنُ نَتَّبِعُهُ نَسْعى خَلْفَهُ، قالَ: فَقالَ رَجُلٌ مِنَ القَوْمِ: إنَّ النبيَّ ﷺ قالَ: كَمْ مِن عِذْقٍ مُعَلَّقٍ، أَوْ مُدَلًّى، في …

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A narration regarding the virtue of passing away on a Friday

Question What is the authenticity and source of the below hadith ما من مسلم أو مسلمة يموت في يوم الجمعة أو ليلة الجمعة إلا وقي عذاب القبر وفتنة القبر، ولقي الله ولا حساب عليه، وجاء يوم القيامة ومعه شهود يشهدون له أو طابع

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Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the call of the grave

Question What is the authenticity and the Arabic text version of this Hadith you have answered here: Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says: “Once we walked with a janazah in the company of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Upon reaching the grave yard, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sat at the side of one grave and said: “No day passes …

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Prepare for death

Question Is this a Hadith or is a statement of someone else? موتوا قبل أن تموتوا Mutu qabla an tamutu 

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Warning against women following the bier to the graveyard

Question Is this Hadith sahih? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr narrates: ‘While we were traveling with the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), he saw a woman, and did not think that he knew her. When she was halfway to him, he stopped until she reached him, and it was Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu …

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Reciting the Shahadatayn before death

Question An Imam told me that when someone is about to pass away from the world, he should say the entire Shahadah, (La ilaha illallah Muhammadur rasulullah), not just La ilaha illallah. I am confused because most Hadiths I read says a person’s last words should be: La ilaha illallah. So please tell me: When a person is about to …

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Prepare for the grave

Question What is the reference of this Hadith? عن البراء قال كنا مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في جنازة فجلس على شفير القبر فبكى حتى بل الثرى ثم قال يا إخواني لمثل هذا فأعدوا

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Does our sins affect the deceased?

Question I understand that photography is a major sin, however I have heard some say that after a person dies if we send his pictures around, this causes inconvenience to the deceased (marhum). Is this substantiated from any Hadith?

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