ummtaalib Posted August 22, 2014 Report Share Posted August 22, 2014 Mufti Hanif Yusuf Patel (hafidhahullah) has prepared this detailed document of janāzā, burial and related isues as part of his thesis for the Iftā course. The interesting part of the document is the practical guidance on Wills and Estates. I have read the document in detail. May Allah Ta`ālā grant Mufti Hanif Yusuf Patel barakah in his ilm. Amīn. Mufti Ebrahim Desai Daruliftaa.net :::: Laws relating to the deceased :::: BATHING * SALAT AL-JANAZAH * BURIAL * TA`ZIYAH * INHERITANCE & ESTATES * ISAL AL-THAWAB * WILLS & TESTAMENTS DEATH BEFORE DEATH The person on his deathbed should be turned to his right side facing the Qiblah. It is also permissible to lie him on his back and to raise his head slightly to face the Qiblah. The words of Shahadah should be proclaimed near him for him to hear and thus indirectly prompt him to proclaim it too. This is called Talqin. However, he should not be instructed and compelled to recite it. It is Mustahab (desirable) for the deceased`s close relatives, friends and neighbours to be present to advise him on his last will, assist him in encountering this critical moment and read Surah Yasin and Surah Ra`d onto him. AFTER DEATH It is Fardh Kifayah to bathe, to enshroud, to observe the Janazah Salah of, and bury the deceased. When he passes away, his eyes should be shut and jaws should be closed using a band fastened from the lower chin to the top of the head. The one who has shared the most companionship with the deceased is most worthy of undertaking this task and he should say while closing the eyes: بسم الله ، وعلى ملة رسول الله، اللهم يسِّر عليه أمرَه وسهِّل عليه ما بعده، وَأسعِده بلقائك، واجْعَلْ ما خرج إليه خيرًا مما خرج عنه Then the deceased should be covered with a sheet of cloth and fragrance should be placed near him. A piece of iron or anything reasonably heavy should be put on his stomach so that it does not inflate. The hands of the deceased should be placed to his sides while his fingers and joints should be loosened. It is Makrooh Tanzihi to recite the Qur`an by the deceased from his death until he is bathed. It is Mustahab (highly desirable) to hasten in settling his debts and release him from his liabilities. It is desirable to inform the deceased`s neighbours, relatives, friends and the people of the locality of his demise so that they can supplicate for him and extend reward for him. The process of bathing and burying the deceased should be hastened. Upon the demise of her husband, the woman should immediately sit in iddah. A woman in her iddah must remain in the marriage home for the complete duration of her iddah, without leaving the house, except for dire necessity. The waiting period of iddah is for four months and ten days (according to the lunar calendar). If the husband passed during the middle of the month, then the iddah will be 130 days. Furthermore, if a woman is pregnant, her iddah will be till she gives birth to the baby irrespective of it being more or less than 4 months and 10 days. The Qur`an should not be recited upon the deceased but at a distance from him or only after he has been bathed. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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