What is the Islamic and proper way to commemorate the death anniversary of a close loved one? I am from Bangladesh and the customs here is something called Milad. But I want to know the actual procedure.
We do various things(ishal-e-sawab) for the deceased
- we arrange majis(fazail and masahib of ahel-e-bait)
- we arrange quran khwani sessions(people gather and recite 1 chapter of quran each and gift its sawab to the deceased)
- all the familiy members/friends/relative gathered recite one times surah hamd and three times surah ikhlas and gift its sawab to the deceased
- We give food to the poor with the intention to gift its sawab to the deceased
All these deeds can be done any time of the year, but we try to do it at least once a year.