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Bid`ahs (rejected innovation in religion) of funerals

Wandering with the deceased during following the funeral220

Q: What is the Islamic ruling on walking around the deceased at the time of escorting the funeral and walking through all the village streets until reaching the cemetery? Is the action and direction of walking motivated by the deceased or the ones escorting the deceased? If it is motivated by the d...

Gathering with the family of the deceased and making food after the burial88

Q: In our village there is a custom that whenever a relative dies, the neighbors hurry to serve food to the family of the deceased and to the consolers for three days. As you know, this custom overburdens the poor, so is it wrong to observe this custom? The family of the d...

Reciting Al-Fatihah with the intention of invoking Allah's Mercy on my deceased paternal aunt and her deceased son133

Q 3: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: When a person dies, their works (righteous acts) come to an end, except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (ongoing charity), beneficial knowledge, or a pious child who supplicates for them. Is it permissible ...

The claim that when a person dies and the family have fruit and tea, a member of the family will die after a certain period135

Q: We have heard some people saying: If a person dies and the family of the deceased have fruit and tea during the first three days after the person's death, a member of the family or a relative will die one year after the death of such person....

The deceased no longer has the ability to do anything219

Q: Some trustworthy people told me that they attended a funeral of a Muslim person; when the coffin was carried out of the house to the grave, it took a direction different from the direction of its carriers and stopped them many times....

Seeking help from the Messenger when digging the grave134

Q: In some of our villages when digging a grave, the diggers keep on repeating a particular word, which is "Muhammad, Muhammad," until they finish digging the grave. When we asked them about the reason for repeating such word when digging the grave, they replied that they seek help from "Muhammad"....

After burying the deceased, a lot of people put some new clothes and pieces of furniture on the graves and leave them there170

Q 1: After burying the deceased, a lot of people put some new clothes and pieces of furniture on the graves and leave them there. What is the ruling on such practice? Is it permissible for a poor person to take these things and use them? (Part No. 7; Page No. 436) Or, it...

Some practices done upon burial134

Q 6: When someone dies, people have certain practices that I am going to list, hoping that you will comment and show the juristic ruling on these practices:- Some palm tree leaves are put on the coffin (the piece of wood on which the dead body is placed) and these leaves are then buried with the d...

Slaughtering cows or sheep for the deceased after a certain period following their death70

Q 1: My father died; is it permissible to slaughter a cow or sheep after his death, although he did not request this in his will? Guide us, may Allah reward you with the best....

Ruling on having a dancing party to express happiness for some person's death195

Q: In the country where I live, there are some people who, when a relative of theirs dies, inform the husband of their daughter about the death of such person. They specify a particular day for their in-laws to come with their guns and musical instruments to express their happine...