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recognition of dead body of lady

problem how we recognize/identify that dead body of girl/lady was muslim or non-muslim. search on internet but no procedure from hadith reference is given. answer should be in context of quran/hadith....
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What Islam say about dead body for late buried?

Sometime a person who was living aboard from own country. When accidentally he died aboard like US or America or Saudi Arabia then mostly people prefer to buried his dead body in his native village. ...
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What we should do when Imam offer less than or more than 4 Taqbeer in Furnal Prayer?

I was attending a furnal prayer. In that furner prayer Imam Offered five Taqbeer instead of four. In that furner prayer someone gave suggestion to reoffer the prayer correctly and some denied. Alot ...
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Must burial be started soon after salatul al-Janazah or can it be delayed?

I have two questions which are basically derived from What is the duration of grief for a death in Islam and when it starts?. According to what I've seen in practice the funeral prayer (Salat al-...
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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 ...
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Unable to attend father's janaza due to injury in leg n distance of travel (12hrs)

Assalamualaikum please let me know if it's wrong to not attend your father's funeral due to injury, with the situation that he had left taking care of me and my mother after she got pregnant. That is ...
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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.