Obituary: Muhaddith al-Asr Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri

Obituary: Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

It is with great sadness and sorrow we received the news of the demise of our teacher and the teacher of our teachers, Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī (d. 1438/2017) this morning at approximately 5am British Summer Time. When I retired to sleep just after 2am, I had received the news of the demise of Ḥaḍrat Mawlānā Ismāʿīl Badāt a resident of the blessed city of Madīnah, who like Shaykh Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī was a disciple of Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Zakariyyā Kāndhelwī (d. 1402/1982). Continue reading

Muslim burial for insane deceased under the care of a Muslim revert

Muslim burial for insane deceased under the care of a Muslim revert

Question

A mentally ill adult has passed away in a care home. He has been mentally ill since he was a small child. His non-Muslim parents died forty years ago. Currently, his next of kin and guardian is his brother who is a Muslim revert. Should the deceased be given a Muslim burial?  Please outline the views of all four schools of thought.

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Baqi Graveyard Queries

Baqīʿ Graveyard Queries

Question

Has the blessed graveyard of Madīnah been called Jannat al-Baqīʿ in the aḥādīth? Are there any non-Muslims buried there? Who was the first companion to be buried there?

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Dates of the blessed birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (English)

What is the date of birth and the date of demise of our beloved Prophet Muḥammad ?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This issue has been addressed in my Arabic article Matā Wulida al-Rasūl Ṣallāllāhu ʿAlayhi wa Sallam wa Matā Tuwuffiya.[1] A summary is outlined below.

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Wasiyyah and inheritance query – Grandchildren’s inheritance

Waṣiyyah and inheritance query – Grandchildren’s inheritance

Question

If a deceased person has a few sons, and one of them has already died before him and has children, will the grandchildren be entitled to inheritance? If the deceased wrote a will for his grandchildren, is this will acceptable in Islam? Please can you clarify the matter because some people believe that the grandchildren should be entitled to inheritance from a logical perspective.

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Inheritance Question

Inheritance Query

Question

My father’s sister passed away recently. At the time of her death neither her husband, parents or siblings were alive and she does not have any children. However, her brother’s four daughters and one son, her other brother’s one daughter, and sister’s two sons and five daughters were alive. Please advise on how the wealth of the deceased should be distributed because there is a debate within us.

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