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Fiqh of Janaza

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The ruling on announcing death

Question: What are the prohibited ways to announce death? Sheikh Waleed Boghdady: You need to differentiate between announcement and between informing people in order to gather them to pray Janazah

Can we give Sadaqah for the reward to benefit the deceased?

Question: If someone dies in the family, can the children or spouse give sadaqa or charity with the intention of benefiting the deceased with the reward of that act? Zaynab

Taking charge of the funeral of a kaffirah mother

Question: What is the responsibility of a Muslim children of a kaafirah in regards to planning her funeral? This woman does not have Non-Muslim children or anyone else she trusts

Gathering to recite Quran when someone dies

Question: In India it is a common practice when a person passes away all his/her relatives get together and recite Quran. Also after 2, 3 or 10 days they again

Incinerating a disbeliever

Question: My mother is kaffirah and I’m her only family. She is paying an insurance of funeral which says that she will be incinerated after her death. If she dies

Women praying janazah salah

Question: Can ladies pray janaza prayer separately before the body is taken to masjid for gents to pray janaza? Zaynab El-Kateb: Yes, ladies can pray salat janaza at home separately.

Saying inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajiun for a kaffir

Question: Can we say inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon when we hear the death of a disbeliever? Zaynab El-Kateb: You can say it as a true statement. This statement

Women visiting graves

Question: My friend’s grandfather has passed away and she wants to know if can she visit his grave, not frequently but just once? What is the predominant ruling of the

Burial Of Disbelieving Parents

Question: If one of our unbeliever parents die, what should we do regarding their burial and all of that? Zaynab El-Kateb: Just bury him or her. This is what the

A widow passing iddah at her parents house

Question: I would like to ask on behalf of our sister whose husband was murdered by an unidentified man while he was in salatul Ishaa’ in the masjid that is