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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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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?

To feel grief when someone has died is totally normal and so it is not a sin to feel sad. However there are things which are haram such as mourning out loud, hitting yourself, ripping your clothes and ...
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What happens to people whose bodies are not buried after death?

Salam. Yeah it is a good question. Since you have asked it, I am pondering and searching about its answer. I could not get much references from Quran and Hadith but there is one Hadith in Sahih ...
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Where does our spirit go when we are sleep? What happens to our spirit when we sleep?

Salam. I think by spirit you mean soul. If yes, then you are right. When one sleeps, Allah takes his soul and may or not may not return it to his body. As Allah states in Quran: (39:42) ...
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If someone dies doing something risky is it suicide?

Surely it's not suicide. In Islam our intention and our tries are what we decide and the result is decided by Allah. So if you intend to dive and die it counts as suicide, but if you know the risk and ...
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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 ...
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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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Does reciting fatiah and gifting rewards to the dead actually help them?

Yes why not, Doesn't your dua's for their well being or asking Allah for sending them to jannah will not be listen. Or you need any reference for that. Okay here are few references for your question. ...
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Surat Al `Imran 3/55 about the death of Jesus(puh)

Mutawafik متوفيك has many Arabic meanings It means receive you after death, that's why in Arabic when you say someone is dead you say he is Mutawafi متوفي, from the verb Tawafa توفَّي It also means ...
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May females participate in Janaza salat?

Can women perform salat al janaza Female can perform salat al-janaza as it's narrated in Sahih Muslim. So it's no bida'h at all if a woman performs this prayer, but a major condition for this is the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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May females participate in Janaza salat?

Women are permitted to perform Salat al-Janazah. An instance of women performing Janazah salah can be found in the following hadith: Ibn Juraij said: "I heard Naji, claim that Ibn 'Umar offered ...
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When The First Death Happen?

The first lifeless phase is the period when one is a baby in a mother's womb before Allah gives him/her the soul. A related ayah that strengthen this understanding is the following: كَيْفَ ...
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