Removing a plaster after the demise of a person

QUESTION: More than half of a person's leg was bandaged due to a wound, when he passed away. In order for Ghusl to be performed, should we remove the bandage completely, or will it suffice to make Masah over the bandage? ANSWER: The plaster should be removed and the...

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Janaazah Salaah for a missing person

QUESTION: If a person drowned and the body isn't found for several days, do we continue searching, or should the Janaazah Salaah be performed? ANSWER: The Fuqaha have stated that for the validity of the Janaazah Salaah, it is necessary that the body of the deceased...

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Deceased-related queries

QUESTION: 1. My grandfather passed away last Friday, 8 Safar 1445, corresponding with the 25 August 2023, at approximately 10:25 am. I understand that Iddah is 4 months and 10 days for a widow. How do we calculate when her Iddah will end? 2. My grandmother is 87 lunar...

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Deceased person aware of those who make Isaale Thawaab

QUESTION: With regards to sending Isaale Thawaab to the Marhoomeen, do they know by whom it was sent? ANSWER: Ibn Qayyim Rahimahullah mentioned in his Kitaab titled ‘Kitaab-ur-Rooh’ that when a person goes to the Qabrastaan, recites, and passes the rewards over to the...

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Using Sandalwood on the deceased

QUESTION: Please explain the purpose behind putting sandalwood paste on the deceased. Does it benefit the deceased in any way? ANSWER: It is recorded in some of the Kitaabs of Fiqh that ‘Hanoot’ should be applied to the places of Sajdah. ‘Hanoot’ refers to a scent...

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Fundamentals of Islam

QUESTION:- What is the difference, if any, between that which is the Fardh فَرْض , and Waajib واجِب? Have I correctly spelled, in Arabic, the terms فَرْض (Fardh) and  واجِب (Waajib)? What are the Faraaidh of Salaah? What is the remedy, if any, for any missed Faraaidh?...

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Salaah on an aeroplane

QUESTION:- If a person is travelling by air, and is not permitted to read his Salaah in the aisle or elsewhere on the plane, what should he do? ANSWER:- If you are not permitted to stand and offer your Salaah on the plane, or the plane is so small that to perform...

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Authenticity of a Hadith

QUESTION:- Can a person recite the following when commencing Salaah: الله اكبر كبيرا والحمد لله كثيرا وسبحان الله بكرة واصيلا ANSWER:- 1. Yes, the narration is authentic and appears in Muslim Sharif. عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا نَحْنُ نُصَلِّي مَعَ رَسُولِ اللهِ...

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