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Patience at the Time of Bereavement

July 1, 2012 1 comment

The loss of a loved one is a time when a person may be overwhelmed with grief, and many customs surrounding bereavement reflect the depth of the feeling of loss. Wailing, eulogizing (i.e. praising the deceased excessively) and tearing one’s garments are all customs which were well known at the time of Jâhiliyyah, and are still common among some Muslims. Such conduct is not permitted in Islâm, as the believer is required to face bereavement, like all the other trials of life, with patience.

It is permitted to cry or weep, softy, before death, at the time of death, and after the person has died. According to ash-Shâfi‘î, however, it is makrûh to cry after the person has died, but permissible before the soul has departed.

The correct opinion is that crying is Read more…

The meaning of ” Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raaji’oon”

January 22, 2011 2 comments

Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji’oon

Yeah, sure we say this statement when someone dies.Also some of us may say this sentence when they lose something, suffer a setback or harm.

But………..do you know what it means?

Sure, everyone know that it obviously means:

‘To Allaah we belong and to Him is our return.’

But that’s not what I am talking about.

I mean ….do you REALLY, TRULY understand these words and their implications in a Muslim’s life? Read more…

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