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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 that the angel of death will get itself, ...
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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 ...
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Does the soul ever die?

When we die, our bodies die and our rooh/arwah/soul goes to a place known as barzakh. Everything is destined to die, even the Angel of Death. Then Allah will ask if there is anybody alive, and there ...
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Is the following Hadith which says prophets would never get decomposed true or false?

I cam across this Hadith - Chapters Regarding Funerals - Sunan Ibn Majah for Allah has forbidden the earth to consume the bodies of the Prophets Which is classified as Da'if. And in Earth Does ...
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Are there any rules of ghusl al mayit if the person died in a dry area?

We know that in Islam once we have no water present and we did effort to search for it, we are allowed to do tayamum instead of wudu' (ritual purification) for prayer or even ghusl al-janabah (bathing/...
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Death of Asma Bint Marwan

I want to ask why our Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) gave death order of Asma Bint Marwan?
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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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Is life a fair test? [closed]

Allah is fair to all of his slaves however this life is a test for all of us yet we all don't have the same amount of time on this test (Earth). Some people get longer time and they live to an older ...
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Can death occur without Allah's will.?

This could be a strange question. I know Allah is the almighty who written our death day when we born. But i saw some accidents and some strange death's. Does saitan have a power of causing death to ...
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Can I store a picture of my grandmother who passed away in my phone, and is it a sin if I cry about her death?

Day before yesterday, my grandmother passed away. I love her very much. Among all the grandchild she got, she loved me most. I have few questions: Can I store a picture of her in my phone. She was ...
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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 celebrating death day allowed?

Birthdays are not allowed in Islam, likewise I would like to know is it allowed to celebrate death days. This question may seem little bit strange though, as by celebrate I means, calling people on ...
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Will we have to die twice?

As far as I am concerned, at the time of Qyamah people will rise from the graves and other people will see them but ultimately everyone will be destroyed. So, the people who rise from their graves ...
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Status of prophets in death

I've read &I heard on programmes that all the prophets & messengers of ALLAH(swt) are in Heaven/Janaah & also the Martyrs. So how comes the prophet Muhammad(saw) is the first human to be ...
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Where does our spirit go when we are sleep? What happens to our spirit when we sleep?

We see dreams, rarely true dreams...or dreams that could make sense to some person who knows how to interpret it...is that related to our spirit being extracted from our body like death? What happens ...
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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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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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Can I talk to a deceased person in my mind?

My mum returned to Allah a year ago and I'm finding it very hard to cope. I often find myself "talking" to her in my mind. Is this allowed in Islam? I pray for her all the time, but I still talk to ...
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Does reciting fatiah and gifting rewards to the dead actually help them?

Does reciting Surah Fatiha once and Surah Tauheed three times and after that gifting thawab to dead people, actually help the dead in hereafter? I want to know the hadiths in favour of this custom. ...
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Will Allah forgive me for my sins (drinking and not regularly praying Salah)

If somebody prays the Friday(Jumua'h) prayer and seeks forgiveness from Allah(SWT) and dies in that week while he drank alcohol and had the intention to drink again and whether he did have the ...
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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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Whose death in Surat An-Nisa' 4/159?

Here is Surat An-Nisa' 4/159: And there is none from the People of the Scripture but that he will surely believe in Jesus before his death. And on the Day of Resurrection he will be against them a ...
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Do people know of their death in advance?

According to people I used to hear that when a person who is going to die, he will come to know about it before 40 days of his death day? Is there any Islamic basis for this belief?
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When The First Death Happen?

Surat Ghafir:11 says: قَالُوا رَبَّنَا أَمَتَّنَا اثْنَتَيْنِ وَأَحْيَيْتَنَا اثْنَتَيْنِ فَاعْتَرَفْنَا بِذُنُوبِنَا فَهَلْ إِلَىٰ خُرُوجٍ مِّن سَبِيلٍ Sahih International Translation: ...
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May females participate in Janaza salat?

Is female can participate in Janaza Salat? In my relative house they start praying Janaza Salat after the Janaza take out from the house. Is that allowed in Islam? Or this is a kind of Bid'a?
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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 do Qul of a deceased one, what should one recite? I don't know Arabic Quran so what else can I do? And if ...
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Does shaheed (martyr) enter paradise immediately after they die?

Do they physically enter paradise after death or is it just spiritual experience?
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If someone dies doing something risky is it suicide?

Something I have always been wondering about, people tend to do a lot of risky things which may have fatal consequences and they are aware of that, but happen to do it any way. Such acts can be ...
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Surat Al-Mulk Grave torture savior by the will of Allah

Brothers can you please confirm this, i have recently found out that memorizing surat al mulk and reciting it every night will save us from the grave torture, what ahadith is there to support this my ...
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Our relation to God and the prophet Muhammad in paradise

When is the first time that we can see God? In paradise can we talk to God while seeing him and have an answer from him on the spot, and can we talk to the prophet Muhammad at any time?
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What do we remember in paradise from life?

In paradise, do we maintain what we had learned during our life on earth, I mean sciences, human inventions and so on?
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Read a story about bad news [closed]

I heave just read a story called "wasiyat nama(A will)" that talked about a sheikh, who said that the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) has come in his dream, and told him that the world has forgotten the ...
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Is it permissible to pray for my own death?

Is it permissible in Islam for someone to pray for themselves to die? Assuming you do nothing to purposefully bring about death on yourself.
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What to do on death anniversary?

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 ...
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What happens exactly to a person when he is dying?

According to Islam, what happens exactly to a person when his time ends on earth? I want to focus on the moment of death itself not what happens afterwards. As far as I know the angel of death comes ...
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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 ...