Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I am a Sunni follower of the Islamic faith. I’m not a Sufi and I want to ask whether reading Surat Yaseen benefits a dead person? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `Alaykum. If a person dies in an accident and he has deliberately missed mandatory Prayers before his death, can his parents do anything for him, for instance, give charity or pray on his behalf? Is there any other way the deceased can be saved from the probable Hell-fire in the grave? Jazakum Allah Khayran.
Can I offer udhiyah (sacrifice) on behalf of my deceased parents?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I read in some books a hadith to the effect that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "The deceased will be tortured (in his grave) because of his relatives' crying over him." In fact, I doubted the authenticity of that hadith, for there is an established principle in the Qur'an that no one will be accounted for others' sins. Allah Almighty says: "No soul earns (evil) but against itself, and no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another" (Al-An`am: 164). Does this verse not contradict the hadith referred to? Is that hadith authentic or not? If it is authentic, what does it mean exactly, and how can we reconcile between it and the Qur'anic verse quoted above? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Can one perform Hajj on behalf of the deceased relatives (for example parents) who did not follow the commands of Allah such as Salat and Fasting during their life? But they were kind parents and gave much charity but neglected their religion and did not pay proper Zakah. At the time of death, they had not mended their ways even though they had examples all around them of good Islamic practices and behavior. What does one do in that case?
As-salamu `alaykum. Can a woman go to Hajj on behalf of a deceased man? Or, more precisely, can my female cousin, who already went to Hajj many times, go to Hajj on behalf of my deceased father? My father is her uncle from her father's side. She was doing `Umrah when my father passed away. She even did `Umrah for him before he was laid to rest. Please let me know. Thanks.