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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is an acceptable legitimate cause for killing a human being in Islam?

On this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halal#Animals Muslims In Islam, killing a human being is not permissible without a legitimate cause. Especially killing a Muslim person, since ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can Ka'ab predicted Umar death?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka%27ab_al-Ahbar Ka'b :Amir al-Muminin, you ought to write your will because you will die in three days. Umar : How do you know that ? Ka'b : I found it in the Book of ...
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Does Islam support putting flowers on a grave to reduce punishment?

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 leaf on the grave to reduce the ...
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If someone misses years worth of salah and but he intends to make up for it, will he go hell?

I am asking this question because of a story i heard about a man who killed 100 people and was intending to repent but on the way it was time for his death and the angels from heaven and hell came. ...
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Does a soul have consciousness?

I was having this thought that do souls think or feel like they used to in physical body? I mean, right now, I can see my wife/daughter/friend and think how they are doing. Are they happy? Do souls ...
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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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What happens to animals after they die according to Islam?

I would like to know if there is any Islamic evidence on the fate of animals after they die.
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About Shaheed martyrdom

Is it true that u become a shaheed or martyr if you die due to brain stroke or heart attack? I asked this quetion becuz recently a relative of mine died due to heart attack and brain stroke and my ...
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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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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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What happens to people whose bodies are not buried after death?

I want to ask that people who are not buried after death like if they died at sea or burnt but not buried, how they are answerable to munkar nakir and how they would go through their phases of grave?
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When people die, do they go directly go to heaven or hell until judgement day?

When a person dies. Where will their soul go? As judgement day is known by Allah Almighty and what I have read, after day of judgement a person will go to either hell or paradise. But what happens ...
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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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Does suicide always result in hell? [duplicate]

My best friend passed away recently, she was a wonderful person who always did her best to put everyone around her first and make them smile. In the end this was her downfall. She was in a very ...
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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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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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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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Surat Al `Imran 3/55 about the death of Jesus(puh)

Here is Surat Al `Imran 3/55: [Mention] when Allah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in ...
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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 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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Importance of Qul

I have read that there is no importance to Qul/Khatam or Barsi, but people do it. When someone does Qul of a deceased one, what should one recite? I don't know how to read the Quran except for a few ...
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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 there any reward for reciting the Quran for the dead, especially Sura Yaseen?

Is there any reward for reciting the Quran for the dead, especially sura Yaseen. This I find most of them pay to those who recite it, Mostly they will be a group of 3 guys. Reciting Quran among ...
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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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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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What should I say when I hear the death of a Muslim?

What should I say when I hear the death of a Muslim? Is there any specific dua/words that Shahaba (R) uttered?
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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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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 that the angel of death will get itself, ...
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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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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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Can a woman use test-tube fertilization after the death of her husband?

A few years ago I heard that some non-Muslim "Pop-Star" wanted the sperms from her husband to be kept for later in-vitro fertilization as she and her husband failed to conceive and he also had cancer. ...
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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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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 ...