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

    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 …

  • 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

  • 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 …

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