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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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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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Verification of the Hadith on signs of nur in the heart

Question What is the status of this hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that when noor enters the heart, the (spiritual) breast of man expands. When the Sahabah asked for a sign of this noor, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Such a person flees from this abode of deception. He turns his attention to the abode of the Aakhirah (Hereafter) …

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Attending a funeral after intercourse

Question Is there a Hadith where our beloved Prophet (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has said that if one had sexual intercourse in the night and the next day if there is a funeral he should not get into the grave with the dead body to help the burial

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