Tag Archives: Janaazah

December, 2017

  • 31 December

    The Laws of Janaazah

    Death is an inevitable event which no man can escape. As such, the reality of death is something which is accepted by both the believer and disbeliever. As far as a disbeliever is concerned, he views death as a terminating point which brings an abrupt end to his existence. As …

January, 2017

April, 2013

  • 24 April

    Crossing the Bridge of Death

    Every soul shall taste of death. (Surah Aal-e-Imraan 185) Death is an inevitable event which no man can escape. As such, the reality of death is something which is accepted by both the believer and disbeliever. As far as a disbeliever is concerned, he views death as a terminating point …

January, 2013

  • 14 January

    The Grave of the Deceased

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

December, 2012

  • 31 December

    Throwing Sand over the Grave and Esaal-e-Thawaab

    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. [1]​ Throwing sand over the grave thrice is mustahab. [2] The first time that one throws, he should recite:   ​ مِنْهَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ  (from …

  • 17 December

    Method of Burying the Deceased

    If the ground is soft, it will be permissible to place the deceased in a box and then bury the deceased, regardless of whether the box is made of wood, stone or steel. However, in doing so, it is preferable to spread out some sand at the bottom of the …

  • 10 December

    Travelling with the Janaazah

    It is mustahab for those who are accompanying the Janaazah to walk behind the Janaazah. Walking in front of the Janaazah is also permissible. However, if everyone walks in front of the Janaazah, it will be makrooh. [1] It is mustahab for those accompanying the Janaazah to travel to the …

  • 3 December

    The Burial – Accompanying the Deceased

    It is Makrooh to transport the deceased by a vehicle to the graveyard without any valid reason. However, if there is a valid reason it will be permissible to transport it by vehicle e.g. the graveyard is at a far distance. [1] It is Makrooh for a woman to accompany the …

November, 2012

  • 19 November

    The burial of a pregnant Christian or Jewess in the nikah of a Muslim

    If a Christian or Jewess in the nikah 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 away …

  • 12 November

    Passing away by falling into a well or drowning at sea

      Passing away by falling into a well If a person fell in a well and passed away, then if the body can be retrieved, the ghusal, kafan and Janaazah Salaah will be carried out as normal. If the body cannot be retrieved, then there will be no ghusal or …