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Death & Janazah

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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Will we die as we lived?

Question I’d like to know if the following is a statement of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam), and its reference please. Jazakumullahu khayran. “You will be resurrected as you have died and you will die as you have lived.” 

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Should we address the deceased after burial?

Question After burial of the deceased some people give adhan on the grave, they say “It comforts the dead in the horrid loneliness of the grave”, is the calling of the adhan permissible and is this proven from sunnah or the sahabah? After burial of the deceased some ‘Ulama do talqin to the deceased. Is this proven from the sunnah or …

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Do not delay in five things

Question Please provide the correct translation and reference of the following: Sayyiduan ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) said that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised haste in 5 matters: Establishing Salah, repentance before death, completing the funeral rites of the deceased, paying off debts, marriage when a suitable match is found. Jazakumullah.

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The ranks of a Shahid (martyr)

Question Being a martyr can be through different forms , for example; passing away in an accident, passing away through an illness, passing away fighting for your deen etc. Is the reward different for the martyrs? In short, are their rewards according to their ranks, or what?

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Will a Shahid (Martyr) be liable for his debts?

Question Dear ‘Ulama, we often hear that one will not be forgiven for the debts that he fails to repay. Even the shahid (martyr) will not be forgiven for this. Does this warning apply to all types of debtors? or is there some detail to this? What if one has a sincere intention to pay?

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