January, 2013

  • 14 January

    The Grave of the Deceased

    1. The deceased should not be buried in a house, irrespective of whether he is a minor or Baaligh, a pious person or an impious person. Being buried in a house is the exclusive right of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam).[1] 2. To shape the grave in a square form is …

December, 2012

  • 31 December

    The Method of Throwing Sand over the Grave

    1. When throwing sand over the grave, it is mustahab to commence from the head side. Using both hands to throw soil over the grave is better than using one hand. It is also permissible to use a spade to fill the grave with sand. عن أبي هريرة رضي الله …

  • 17 December

    Method of Burying the Deceased

    1. Once the grave is ready, the deceased should be lowered into the grave from the direction of the qiblah. The method of lowering the deceased into the grave is as follows: The deceased should be brought from the side of the qiblah, and lowered into the grave in such …

  • 16 December

    Laws pertaining to Transporting the Janaazah to the Graveyard

    1. If the deceased is a baby or slightly bigger (toddler), then he will not be carried on the bier. Instead, he will be carried by hand and passed from one person to another till they reach the graveyard. [1] 2. If the deceased is an adult, he should be …

  • 10 December

    Method of Carrying the Janaazah

    1. The mustahab method of carrying the deceased is as follows: a) One should first lift the front left leg of the bier and place it on his right shoulder and walk for at least ten steps. b) Thereafter, he should place the back left leg of the bier onto …

November, 2012

  • 27 November

    Laws Pertaining to the Burial

    1. Just as the ghusal, kafan and Janaazah Salaah are fardh-e-kifaayah, similarly, burying the deceased is also fardh-e-kifaayah.[1] 2. It is mustahab to bury the corpse in the place where he/she has passed away. If the corpse is transported to another place in a very short while and there is …

  • 19 November

    The Burial of a Pregnant Christian or Jewess Woman in the Nikaah of a Muslim

    If a Christian or Jewess woman in the nikaah of a Muslim man passes away while she is pregnant, then if the foetus is alive, the child will be removed through surgery. If the foetus is not alive, then there will be one of two situations. 1. The woman passed …

  • 12 November

    Passing Away by Drowning at Sea or Falling into a Well

    Passing Away by Drowning at Sea If a person drowns in the ocean and there are no traces of the body, then there will be no ghusal, kafan or Janaazah Salaah.[1] Passing Away by Falling into a Well If a person fell in a well and passed away, then if …

  • 5 November

    Passing away through an accident or a natural disaster

    Passing away through an accident or a natural disaster If a person had passed away through some natural disaster or accident and most of the body is intact, then the ghusal, kafan and Janaazah Salaah will be carried out as normal.[1] Passing away through an earthquake After an earthquake, if …

October, 2012

  • 15 October

    Passing Away Through Lightning or Getting Burned

    If a person passed away after being struck by lightning or by getting burned, then ghusal, kafan and the Janaazah Salaah will be carried out as normal, provided his body did not disintegrate. However, if the body disintegrated, then it will just be wrapped in a cloth and buried.[1] If …

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