Feeding the family of the deceased and others

Feeding the family of the deceased and others


What is the ruling regarding feeding the family of the deceased? Is it lawful for non-family members to eat from this food?

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Calculating Iddat (period of waiting) after death

Calculating ʿIddat (period of waiting) after death


Someone’s husband died on 28 November 2016 at 6am. When does her ʿIddat (period of waiting) end? Does it end today (6 April 2017) or tomorrow (7 April 2017)?

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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).

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

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


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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Transferring the deceased after burial

Transferring the deceased after burial


In our country in Central America, some Muslims are buried in a graveyard controlled by non-Muslims who are planning to use the graves again to bury non-Muslims. In this scenario, is it permissible to transfer the bodies of the Muslims to a nearby Muslim graveyard that has been established recently?

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Where is the grave of Fatima (May Allah be pleased with her)

The scholars have differing views regarding the location of the grave of the beloved daughter of the Prophet ﷺ, Sayyidatuna Fatima (May Allah be pleased with her). The following document in Arabic outlines several views and concludes with the preferred view that she is buried in the Baqi graveyard, though the precise location of her grave in Baqi is unknown.

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