Assalam u alaikum brotherI am trying to learn more about my Deen and I hope you can answer a couple of questions. In the Quran it says that everyone has a predestined time when they will die. But does it also say that a person is predestined how they will die? How does this relate to when a person is murdered? For example, in the recent bombings in London, approx 40 people lost their lives because of a bomber. As it was not a natural disaster, does this mean that Allah (swt) had predestined that there would be a bomber who would kill these 40 people? Or would they all have died that day anyway some other way?Jazak Allah Khair
When a person asks where they will go after death, is the correct answer Heaven or Hell? Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory exist in the Catholic religion. Is it wrong to state that in Christianity there is Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, and in Islam there is only Heaven or Hell?
I have only been a Muslim for a few months and my question is about death. I have a great fear of death. My grandmother passed away on the 12th of this month and I am so afraid sometimes I can't sleep or I sleep with the light on.Sometimes, I am so afraid to even stay up alone in a certain area of my house and I’m afraid that I’m going to see her. Sometimes people have told me they have had visions of family members that have passed before, but that terrifies me. What is the Islamic ruling on this? Please help because sometimes I think I'm going to hurt myself because of this.When my father died, I couldn't sleep in the dark for about three months and his death was a horrible experience for me. This is actually how I get when someone close to me dies. I can't handle the sit uation. Please help! Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. There is a big controversy and debate among doctors and scholars regarding the exact definition of death. Doctors say that an individual is considered dead in one of the following two situations: complete irreversible cessation of respiratory and cardiovascular systems, or complete irreversible cessation of functions of the brain including the brain stem. In light of the above, what is the definition of death that justifies switching off life support? What are the other rulings related to the issue? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. It is said that when good people die, they see where they are going and so they are buried as quickly as possible; and that if bad people die, they also see where they are going and don’t want to be buried quickly. My question is, if the soul sees and knows where it’s going, does it matter how long a person takes to bury the body? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I would like to know what is the fatwa on the Prophet Muhammad's (peace and blessings be upon him) death? Is he dead like other dead people? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Do the agonies of death reduce a person’s sins? Does sickness reduce a person’s sins?
Assalamu Alaykum, My father passed away 3 years this November, it was a very sudden death and i was away!! i only seen him before the janaza prayers. Subhana'allah, I?m finding it hard to let go, i understand that we are all going to die! I?m in state of denial, i block it out, and make believe he is still alive and on holiday. Some times it just hits me whether I?m at home, work, walking down the street. When that happens I cant stop crying, i haven?t been to his grave because I don?t think I can handle it.Alhamadulilah I give sadaqa jariya on his behalf every month, and when I do good deeds I always ask Allah swt to give him some of my reward.Islamicly is it ok for me to block out my fathers death?? How does one cope with the death of a loved one??? is there a dua for parents in this situation?You would think since my father?s death I would be more religious, but I haven?t, subhana?allah I?ve stop praying, the fear of Allah swt has gone. I feel numb. What can I do to strengthen my iman????Jazaka?allah khair
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Lately, a sister passed away. During her lifetime she had the Morquio disease and so she had routine tests with it being a very rare disease. I would like to know if it is permissible in Islam to donate her medical records to specialists (to benefit other people suffering from the same disease). I ask this question although I have assured the family of the deceased that they can let other people benefit from them, but they would like to know Islam’s stance on this in order to have a clear conscience. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it true that the funeral expenses should be paid from the wealth left behind by the deceased? If yes, what are the limits that should be considered while preparing the funeral? Also, if any of the heirs offered to pay for the funeral from his own money, does he have the right to be reimbursed? Jazakum Allah khayran.