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Does Islam support putting flowers on a grave to reduce punishment?

The hadith is in Sahih Muslim: Once the Prophet, while passing through one of the graveyards of Medina or Mecca heard the voices of two persons who were being tortured in their graves. The Prophet (ﷺ)...
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Someone not of the Islam religion, who was a good person, will they go to hell?

Accepting Islam is the single most important criterion that defines how any other deeds beyond that will be perceived. Allah informs us in the Qur'an that there is only one religion, which is Islam, ...
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Can the dead see us?

There is no clear evidence as to whether the dead can hear or see those who are alive or not. There is evidence that certain incidents took place, or still take place, where the dead can hear those ...
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Is it recommended to face Qibla when one is about to die?

Yes, it is. The evidence cited for it includes: The Prophet ﷺ approved of the act of Bara’ bin Ma’rur: أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم حين قدم المدينة سأل عن البراء بن معرور، فقالوا: توفي وأوصى بثلثه لك ...
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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?

Ordinarily, nobody is able to determine whether any specific person enters heaven. This is included within Knowledge of the Unseen (Ilm ul Ghayb). There's many Qur'an verses on this, e.g.: Say, &...
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What is The choice

It is quite apparent if you read the whole hadith. However it is also more explicitly narrated in other ahadith. The choice is between continuing to live longer in this world or transitioning to the ...
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Burning cremation ceremony for revert

It is required for you to bury the bodies of those who have departed from this world. God has provided us in the Holy Quran on what to do with the corpse, with the example of a crow scratching in the ...
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Mom's Belongings After Her Death

First of all what I see here is rather a fatwa-request not a question about Islam and we are not a fatwa site. Secondly even if you ask for a fatwa more information is needed: Because first of all if ...
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What happens between death and the day of judgement?

The sequence of events that take place from the moment of death until resurrection is mentioned in multiple verses in the Qur'an and in multiple hadiths, some of which are mentioned below for your ...
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At what age did Mohammed(PBUH) passed away?

Anas was a young man when the Messenger of Allah passed away and a child of ten years when Muhammad came to Medina, so he couldn't have exactly witnessed how long the Prophet lived in Mekka, but he ...
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When a Muslim passes away (dies) - what happens?

According to hadith, you will be questioned by two angels in three regards: who you worshipped, who Muhammad is, and what religion you followed. Depending on your answers, your wait in the grave - ...
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Are there any rules of ghusl al mayit if the person died in a dry area?

Great question.. The ruling for the deceased who died in a dry area is to perform Tayammum on him, since Tayammum replaces the functionality of water (performing ablution or ghusl al-janabah) when it ...
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Is there any life after death before the day of judgement?

All perfect praise be to Allah Yes indeed, there is a life after death and before the judgement day, we commonly refer to it as life of BARZAKH برزخ , it includes the happening in the grave, all the ...
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Need a reference for a hadith about staying at the grave after burial

There is a hadith in Sahih Muslim wherein 'Amr bin Al-'As says to his son: When you bury me, fill my grave well with earth, then stand around it for the time within which a camel is slaughtered and ...
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Is trying to prevent death or hiding a sin kufr?

The simple answer is No, it is not Kufr Hiding the sin Exposing the sin makes it worse, because it consists of two sins, the initial sin in addition to exposing it, Abu Hurairah (May Allah be ...
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When the thought-to-be-dead husband shows up, what is the situation of the wife and 2nd husband?

If the purpose of the question is general knowledge, the different views based on the jurisprudence of the absent (Arabic: الغائب) or missing (Arabic: المفقود) husband are presented below. If the ...
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Is death time predestined or can it be extended by supplication?

Nothing extends or reduces one's lifespan, regardless. This is the opinion that scholars mostly agree upon that when one's time is up, it will not be delayed, as Prophet Nūh ﷺ told his people: ...
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Can you ask Allah for forgiveness for another person?

As long as the deceased died believing in Islam, it is permissible and recommended to make dua for them. Doing so is taught in the Quran and Sunnah: والذين جاءوا من بعدهم يقولون ربنا اغفر لنا ...
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Is Jesus alive or dead?

Actually verse 3:144 does not say that all the other prophets have died you clearly missed the topic of the verse and relevance. The historical background is that during the battle of Uhud a rumor ...
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Is it halal to wish for my death?

General case No it is at least frowned upon due to ahadith such as: None amongst you should make a request for death, and do not call for it before it comes, for when any one of you dies, he ceases (...
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Burning cremation ceremony for revert

It is not allowed for you to assist in cremation. That is a tradition of Hinduism and not allowed in Islam. If the funeral were up to you, you would simply bury him. A fatwa on this topic: Q. Can a ...
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Can a woman use test-tube fertilization after the death of her husband?

According to these two fatwas -in Arabic- (note one is referring to the other) on test-tube fertilization (islamqa and al-azhar) and I try to briefly translate the major statements (please also note ...
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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?

What I understand from Surah 25 - Verse 16 in Quran is that anything we wish/desire in Heaven will be provided to us and that is for an eternity. Doesn't that sound great? But in my opinion our very ...
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In Islam, what happens to a person after his death?

According to Islamic doctrine, when a person dies, his soul resides in barzakh. The word barzakh means "obstacle" or "barrier". It is a place where the souls will reside until the ...
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Can animals see the angels and jinn and hear the cries of the dead?

I have heard incidents where the Prophet has mentioned that animals can hear the cries of the people. Is it true? Yes. Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Anas: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "When a human being is ...
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Do souls inter-communicate among themselves after death?

Yes, Ibn AlQayyim mentioned this in his book while retelling the story that led to this ayah being revealed in the first place. The Prophet's companions worried they would be cut off from him when he ...
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Death until Judgement day - the questions and taunt whilst we are living

Time between death of human and it's burial: “Angels come to the dying person and if the man was righteous, they say: ‘Come out, O good soul that was in a good body, come out praiseworthy and receive ...
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How is "Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope" compatible with people dying in natural disasters?

((Allah does not task any soul beyond its capacity.)) [2:286] [Qari translation] . The verse is talking about when you are assigned a task . No task is beyond the scope of people and no one is ...
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How is "Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope" compatible with people dying in natural disasters?

From Tafsir Maududi: لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ ...
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What happens to the soul of a person who was cremated?

Regardless of how a person's remains are buried (or not buried), they will be judged and given their punishment or reward. For example, the man in this hadith: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "There was a ...
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