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How to know that my father who has passed away some days ago is forgiven by Allah and he is at the best place?

My father has passed away a few weeks ago. I miss him dearly. I am desperate to know that he is better placed, Allah had mercy on him, he is in Jannah and he does not have any regrets and sorrows in ...
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Is it halal to wish for my death?

In the name of Allah, Sometimes I hear people die around me, I want to be like them because their test is over, Is it allowed to wish like that? May Allah reward us
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How long does a human soul beat after death?

How long does a human soul beat after death? please help me to solve this question.
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Is it recommended to face Qibla when one is about to die?

My grandfather said that someone (I think his brother) when he was dying he told my grandfather's niece (probably the dying person's daughter) to direct him towards the Qibla. Then she directed him ...
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Do the souls sleep in their graves?

I know that it has been discussed here this matter, but still it doesn't answer to my questions. There is a narration I found about this matter, but still unclear. The Messenger of Allaah (...
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Is Jesus alive or dead?

Is there anyone here who can prove to me that Jesus is alive in heaven using Quranic quotation? Surah 3:144 clearly states that messengers before Muhammad (saw) had passed away - which includes Jesus ...
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What is Kafoor and How Muslims use this?

I want to know that what is "Kafoor" ? How "Kafoor" put on Maiyyat ?How Muslims use it? Is this also used in other Madhaaib? Thanks
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Scared of Praying because of Fear of Death

Due to having some anxiety issues and being scared too easily, once i heard a man who died while praying jumah after which I became frightened even though death is a gift towards a new life however i ...
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Controversy about the death of Muhammad(SAW)

How did Muhammad SAW actually died?There is so much controversy about how he died.Some say,he died a natural death.some say,he was posioned.Sometimes some people say he was killed by Aisha RA and ...
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Where do we go after death?

I am very confused. When someone dies, people say "He's in a better place" or "He's in paradise inshallah". The thing is, I heard that humans live in the grave first until judgement day and then if ...
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Are the two different categories of angels there to capture the soul in this Hadith?

In the following hadith: Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Prophet of Allah () said: "There was a man from among a nation before you who killed ninety-nine people ...
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Can you ask Allah for forgiveness for another person?

If there is a person who did a serious sin (like suicide) because of some mental illness. So basically he/she is already dead. So can't ask for forgiveness. But you don't want to see that person in ...
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Pray for someone to die

Is it permissible for me to pray for someone to die because I don't like her? Or is it haram? There's this person I hate and want to die, but when I pray will they get accepted?
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Can I put a picture of my mother who passed away in a necklace for me to wear? [duplicate]

Salam, My mother (may Allah have mercy on her soul) passed away. I wanted to know if it is okay to put her picture in a necklace for me to wear? I am a woman. I dont want to do anything thats against ...
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Should a muslim woman meet with male colleague for condolence about his deceased relative?

It is sunnah to visit people whose relatives passed away. I am a muslim woman and I work with male as well as female engineers. One of my male colleague's cousin recently passed away. Should/Must I ...
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How to express condolence to a person stricken by calamity and how to adequatly answer?

During our lifetime we encounter usually a couple of happy and sad incidents like that of the death of a beloved person or that of a relative. And as we are informed from the sunnah: “The ...
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What is the duration of grief or mourning for a death in Islam and when it starts?

If I remember well -correct me if I'm wrong- usually the duration for a the grief or mourning for a death person in Islam is of three days. Now if a Muslim died in a non-Muslim country where the ...
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What is the state of a baby who dies in the womb in the hereafter?

What is the state of a baby who dies in the womb in the hereafter? Will it go to jannah or not? Give answer according to islamic point of view!
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Is burial at sea possible?

Is it permitted to bury someone at sea? I think it might be since voyages can be very long and if someone dies then it might not be possible to wait until the the ship reaches land. If it is ...
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4 pre-destined parts of life in islam - death, wealth

I recall, and do not know from where, that there are 4 areas of life that are pre written - Death, wealth, marriage and another that I can't remember..Is this the case and if so, is there any ...
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What if one of the spouses died before the husband has paid the mahr (dowry)?

In a legal marriage a mahr (dowry) is necessary and it can be delayed -even if this was not the usual practice in early days of Islam AFAIK- with different conditions according madhhabs and views. ...
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How did the prophets behave in the death of disbelievers (amongst loved ones)?

when a muslim dies we can pray for him , (for example his/her sins to be forgiven). But in case of a non muslim we cannot do anything or even express sorrow this is what I heard. I want to know, how ...
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Did Allah Decided Somebody are on Hell before He/She Created?

(1).The People Committing Suicide on Hell. "He gives life and causes death, and to Him you will be returned."(Surat Yūnus,verse56) "... When Abraham said, "My Lord is the one who ...
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Can a person see himself being taken into the grave?

I got a WhatsApp message about what a person sees during death and it was written there that a dead man does not realize that he is dead initially. He feels himself dreaming of death, he sees himself ...
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Is death time predestined or can it be extended by supplication?

Is it true that dua and keeping one's kin close could extend one's lifespan? Inversely, could severing one's relationships be a cause for someone's early demise? Ajal'ul qada' and ajal'ul qadar? For ...
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Can the dead see us?

Someone I know recently died by killing himself. I don't know if he is going to Jannah or not, that's is why I wonder if he can see and hear us now.
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Can we look at pictures of the deceased?

I’ve always been told that we can’t have pictures of the deceased or look at those pictures once they have passed away. Is that true in my anyway? Will they get punished because of us viewing their ...
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Islamic ruling on donation of organs after death [duplicate]

Is it allowed in Islam for the government of one's country to take the organs from a deceased person? Can Muslims have their organs donated after death?
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Someone not of the Islam religion, who was a good person, will they go to hell?

Say someone who has lived a good life, helped people, been a overall good person, is not evil etc. But they are not Muslim or of the Islamic religion, They may be believe in God, may believe in ...
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Is it permitted to eat food cooked at the same time as food for khatma?

People here have a practice to give food to the poor after the death of one's relative in the hope that the dead will be rewarded for it, which is termed khatma food. My house also cooks food every ...
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Is the time of death fixed from the day one is born and is this the only thing predestined?

How can one isolate the fixed time of death from other events surrounding it? So let us see now. The argument often given is that if a given person had not died because of abc cause they would have ...
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Will I feel or get disturbed when insects eat my body in the grave?

Is there any hadith from the prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) that any believer or disbeliever feel when their body is being eaten in the grave? If so, what are the effects on the soul and how the soul feels ...
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What happens to the soul of a person who was cremated?

I have read a couple of threads regarding this topic but none answered my questions. After a person dies and is buried, the question and answer trial happen. If a person was a bad person, they will ...
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When the thought-to-be-dead husband shows up, what is the situation of the wife and 2nd husband?

Let's say there was a married couple in love. The husband soon "dies" in an untoward accident, and the wife is left grieving. After a year or so, she meets another man and decides to re-marry. This ...
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How did our Prophet Muhammad (PBHU) die?

Salam Alaikum, it's true that the Prophet died because the affects of poison? (which seems to have many flaws) Or did our Prophet die because a natural cause?
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If we send charitable rewards to the deceased, will they be notified of who has sent a charitable reward to them?

If we send charitable rewards to the deceased, will they be notified of who has sent a charitable reward to them? Therefore, would sending charity on their behalf would be best for them? As the ...
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How can one increase the life span and youth?

I have a question which is about death. I know that God Almighty has fixed everyone's age for death to arrive to one of them. I wonder if for example I'm 18 years old and I’m very healthy person ...
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How is “Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope” compatible with people dying in natural disasters?

Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. -- Qur'an 2:286 (Muhsin Khan translation.) I'm trying to get a better grasp as to what this means. People die in natural disasters, so logically it seems ...
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Is uploading a dead person's picture on social media allowed?

A few months ago, my cousin's brother died and then my other cousins started uploading his pictures on social media (Facebook), attaching them with their pictures. My question is, is this behavior ...
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What does Islam say about people who have died and buried a while after death?

My father has passed away a few weeks ago, however when we found him he had already died for 3-4 days. In fact when we go back and see when the last time we spoke to him it was probably a week prior. ...
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What is the reason for being buried lying on your right side?

I'm Catholic but am researching Islamic faith and found that you are buried lying on your right side facing Makkah. They second part was explained, but I couldn't find a reason for the first part. Any ...
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Death until Judgement day - the questions and taunt whilst we are living

Recently for some reason, I guess because I am discovering more and more in depth about Islam, this great religion, by accessible means in today's world of technology and trusted scholars - I keep ...
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Do animals have souls? If they do is killing them a major sin? [duplicate]

Do animals have souls because one of the major sins that doom one to Hell is killing a soul. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Avoid the seven sins that doom a person to Hell.” We said: What are ...
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Can someone die before her fixed time due to medical fault

For example say, someone is taking care of a patient and he mistakenly gave wrong treatment to his patient. If that patient dies for that reason, can we say that the patient died before her fate death ...
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How can the soul of a person return to its body if it was cremated?

People like Hindus cremate dead bodies when they die. When the soul is supposed to return to their grave and body , what will happen to them because they don't have a body?
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Is next day funeral a requirement?

In Turkish culture here in the UK, Turks generally get the body sent to Turkey for burial there. As far as I know we need to be buried the next day, but this delays that usually for at least one more ...
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Why did God create the illusion of Jesus's crucifixion?

in the quran it says about Jesus' crucifixion: And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah ." And they did not kill him, nor did they ...
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What is the punishment when innocent people are incorrectly executed under Sharia, and who is punished?

For certain actions, e.g. murder, Sharia may prescribe the death penalty, which is implemented in some Muslim-majority countries. This opens the possibility that an innocent person could be mistakenly ...
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Does God decide when and how one dies? If one commits suicide, did God decide that earlier?

Has God decided one's age? If so, has He decided how he will die and by whom he will be killed? Suppose one commits suicide, did God decide that earlier? If so, who is to blame really?
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Does Islam support putting flowers on a grave?

On a recent visit to a Muslim graveyard, I see people put rose petals on the graves of their loved ones. On inquiry, I was informed that the Prophet (SAW) once put a leave on the grave to reduce the ...