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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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Can a non-muslim wife participate in her husband's funeral?

I am married to a muslim man and have three muslim children but am not muslim myself. My questions are:- Can I go to his funeral? Can I wash his body (wadoo)? Can I go to the the grave and watch?
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Conditions for the necessity of the funeral prayer and burial for a stillbirth or fetus?

Note: If it is necessary this post can be divided into two separate questions (I hope for some constructive comments). Basically what I want to know is: what are the conditions for a burial for the ...
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Is it permissible to perform funeral prayers for someone who committed suicide?

Assalamu Alaikum, Is there any sahih hadith related to performing Namaz-e-Janaza for one who committed suicide?
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Is praying Salatul janazah obligatory?

In my mosque, almost every Friday there is salatul janazah. Sometimes there is a very important thing I have to do and so I have to leave and not pray. Is it haram to do so?
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Permissibility of attending a nonmuslim funeral service for a deceased muslim

Assalamualaikum, I would be grateful if anybody in this forum could please provide evidence based on quran and sunnah as to whether it is permissible to attend a nonmuslim funeral service for a ...
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How to perform funeral if the body is not found?

We wash the dead body, perform funeral (janazah) prayer, bury the dead body in a grave and throw three fistful of soil and then fill the grave. But what is the funeral procedure like if the body is ...
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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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Why did Mohammed Ali's coffin have cloth draped over it?

I've just seen @BBCBreaking's Tweet. In it you can see Muhammad Ali's coffin with a cloth covering it that looks like Arabic writing and Allah's name on it. Perhaps it's the Shahada? Why is this? ...
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Is cremation permitted in Islam?

Islam has defined burial rites but is it allowable to cremate the body of a Muslim rather than bury him? The Wikipedia page says it is forbidden but does not back it up.