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Questions tagged [death]

For questions relating to death and deceased people, animals, etc.

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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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If a widow husband marry a widow women, what are the rights of this widow women after a widow husband died? [closed]

If a widow husband marry a widow women, what are the rights of this widow women after a widow husband died? Take into consideration; - that this widow husband has 1 married daughter (with 1 daughter ...
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Authorization to Information after Death

Will I have access to all the information about earth after I die? i.e. What percentage of time I spent sleeping? or, Access to classified documents? I know this is the least concerning thing after ...
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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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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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Is it haram to upload a dead family member's photo to a family group?

My grandmother just passed away yesterday. So is it haram or any kind of sin to upload her pictures to a group which is only for family members? Since there are some family members who are living ...
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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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How long does it take when dying?

Assalamu'alaikum, Is there any saying about the time duration when taking off someone's ruh? How long does it take to happen? Jazakallah Khair
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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 ...
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What are the practices and beliefs of Islam regarding death? [closed]

I am writing a paper for a nursing assistant course. The subject is death and the beliefs and practices of different cultures and religions regarding death and dying. Would you please explain to me ...
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Is posting a photo of a dead person permissible?

Can I post a photo of my dead friend in social media? Also, should people tell each other about the death of a friend? Will it be bad for the dead person if I'm sad?
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Are relations on Earth not valuable for Muslims?

Someone said to me that according to Islam a person lives a small part (1/infinity) of his life on Earth and the remainder after he dies in a new place (infinity). He said, the best parents get ...
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Is it true that the angel of death will get itself?

After some research, I've found that all the angels will die before the day of judgement, and will rise on ressurection ( answer of owari ). I've also heard in a song that the angel of death will get ...
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What happens between death and the day of judgement?

We all know Judgement day is coming. No one knows when except Allah SWT. Allah knows things of which we do not know. The thoughts and worries I have in my mind is about when a Muslim passes away and ...
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At what age did Mohammed(PBUH) passed away?

At what age did Mohammed(PBUH) passed away ? According to hadith literature it vary between 60 , 63 and 65. Which is the correct age at which Prophet passed away? Age of 60 Bukhari Volume 7, Book ...
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When a Muslim passes away (dies) - what happens?

When a Muslim passes away, what happens to them? What does Allah SWT do? I mean, do they just wait until judgemental day to see what will happen to them? It's hard to understand that someone whom ...
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Can animals see the angels and jinn and hear the cries of the dead?

I recently heard a Sunni hadith that said roosters can see the angels at the time of fajar and that is why they make that sound of theirs. And also donkeys cry when they see jinn or the shaithan. I ...
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Can we send the reward of recitation of Quran or other ibadah to relatives who died?

A lot of people recite Quran and perform other ibadah and pray that the reward of this ibadah be given to a relative or friend who died. What Quranic verses or Hadith tells us that the reward of one ...
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Need a reference for a hadith about staying at the grave after burial

I recently came across a quote on FB that was claimed as being a hadith. The summary of the quote was that after the janazah and burial of one's deceased parent, one should stay at their grave, ...
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Is trying to prevent death or hiding a sin kufr?

If a person gets a thought that Allah will take his life or Allah will expose his sins and he moves to prevent this, is he considered to be doing something to try to stop Allah and thereby commit kufr?...
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How humans think when we are in the hevean or hell ? Do we have the same thoughts or insights same as we used to be before we die?

I've been looking for this question's answer since I've read a lot of how heaven are pictured in many surah . I'm questioning about technologies in heaven.... Is it developed as the era we're living? ...
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In Islam, what happens to a person after his death?

If a person dies and his/her relatives bury him, he will be asked three questions in the grave. What happens after that? Where does his/her soul go?
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Does the soul sleep after death until the day of resurrection?

When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he reported to be asleep for 4 days and he didn't go to purgatory. Does that mean the soul sleeps after death until the day of resurrection?
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If we found a dead body somewhere, and need to bury it do we consider it a Muslim body or not?

In Verse (5:31) we are taught how to bury a dead person. This Verse at first sight doesn't make clear whether this is mandatory only for dead bodies of believers or a general rule. A Hadith from Sunan ...
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Is there any life after death before the day of judgement?

If there's nothing then why does God say in the Quran that It was said: "Enter thou the Garden." He said: "Ah me! Would that my people knew (what I know)!- "For that my Lord has granted me ...