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Sacrificing own life to save other

Is it a sin(of suicide) to sacrificing your own life to save other person, in a situation where you know that you will die if you save the other person. Will this act count as suicide or will you get ...
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Can Son keep image[while died] and video[while on ventilator] his mother

Assalamu Alaikum, I know if anyone cry for a dead then this dead will be punished(bukhari,muslim) I used to love my mother so much.So after my mother die I feel like burst out in tears now and often ...
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Can a soul communicate through our dreams?

My sixteen year old brother died recently. His death happened under mysterious circumstances and we've tried everything to find out what happened but unfortunately we can't find an answer. We all feel ...
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Mom's Belongings After Her Death

Assalam o Allaikum everyone. This question is from a very dear friend of mine and I'll narrate as she did to me: "My mom recently died. We are 4 sisters in total and our father is still alive. ...
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Is it possible for a person in Islam to know for sure while still alive in this world if he/she would go to Janna after death?

In general those who are pious following any religion look forward to a better place hereafter. Even in Islam pious people without exception hope for a place in Janna. My question is to both Sunni and ...
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Why did Ayesha (RA) not dislike the agony of death?

What is the tafsir of the below Hadith: Narrated `Aisha: The Prophet (ﷺ) died while he was between my chest and chin, so I never dislike the death agony for anyone after the Prophet. https://sunnah....
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Repenting when sun rises from the west

Hi so im a revert and I just read that you can’t repent once the sun rises from the west. But I’m wondering, does that mean that if we commit sins after that we can’t repent? Or does that just mean ...
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Is it still obligatory to obey a parent's command after they die?

For example, if my parent tells me to not play video games when I was a small child, is it still wajib to obey that command now that I am an adult and they have passed away when I was still a child?
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Life in Kabar (Grave) and what are the sons responsibility towards his dead father

As salam wa laiqum, Dear Brothers and sisters in Islam, My Father passed away on 5th Shawwal, 1442 AH (18th of May 2021). It was a sudden shock for every one of us, he left us without giving us any ...
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What is the fate of a 'lazy Muslim' making shahada before death?

If there was a Muslim who prays their obligatory prayers rarely (because they are lazy), reads Quran most of the time, gives charity always, loves Allah SO MUCH that their heart hurts in a good way, ...
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How do we differentiate in Islam if an object has a soul or not?

I was going to the below question Is it permissible to paint cityscapes and scenery? where one of our esteemed & extremely knowledgeable member stated that " mainly plants in Arabic are ...
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Burning cremation ceremony for revert

Bismillah. Dear brothers of faith, may peace be upon you all. I am recent convert to Islam and got some worries about cremation rituals for my non Muslim family. My old religion encourages burning ...
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What is The choice

When angel of death descended to remove soul of last prophet. He said he was given the choice like all prophets what is the the choice? No soul of a Prophet is taken until he has been shown his place ...
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Would it be haram as a Sunni Muslim to ask Allah to give you a serious illness in your dua?

Not to ask for death but to ask for a serious illness that could potentially kill you e.g asking for a severe form of the coronavirus or cancer. Is it haram to ask for this in Dua?
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Is autopsy allowed in Islam?

What does Islam command with respect to conducting an autopsy in case of suspicious death? Is it allowed to alter the body after one's death? Or do we leave the truth with Allah and allow him to take ...
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Will we see Angel of Death when we're dying?

When we are dying, will we see Malak al Maut as we lay in our deathbed or is that a myth? Also how is it possible that he's takes the souls of multiple people around the world at once? Is he the only ...
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Is it allowed to have sex in a home where death has taken place in last 40 days?

Wether it is prohibited to do sex in house where the death take place or with in 40 days of it?
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Thinking to die

I had some lecture on YouTube from Muhammad hoblos about death, so in that video he try to explain that when you remember death your problem become solved. Since then I started thinking of how people ...
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What is the Islamic position on the levirate marriage?

I saw a Jewish scholar (Jacob Emden) claim that according to Islam, when a man dies without children then it is forbidden for his brother to marry the widow, but if he dies with children, then the ...
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Last words before death

Hello I have been trying to find thr answer to this question on islam stack exchange google everyrhingof this question a lot and havent found an answer. question:Should i say la il a ha illalahu ...
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Is our death decided before our birth? [duplicate]

Nothing happens without Almighty's wish.If a person wish death for other person or his own will the person die? or he will die when his time arrives? Can a person die before his time arrives? Can a ...
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Burial of ashes of a Muslim who has been cremated due to Corona Virus?

Due to the Corona Virus epidemic, Muslims in Sri Lanka are being cremated according to a gazetted law. The Ulema say the ashes can be buried. Please clarify this with valid references.
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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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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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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. I am ...
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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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Is it permissible to pray for someone's death?

Is it permissible for me to pray for someone's death because I don't like her? There's this person I hate, and I want that person to die. If I pray for that person's death, will that prayer get ...
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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 death ...
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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 Already Decide Somebody will be on Hell before He/She Was Even Created?

(1).The People Committing Suicide in 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 ...
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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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