Hanafi Fiqh

Mass Burials and Washing

Respected Mufti Saab

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh

With the current Corona Virus crisis, we need you to urgently give us the ruling regarding mass burials as follows.

1.) Are mass burials allowed?

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Being buried in partners grave

My question is that If I die first than I want my husband to be buried in the same grave of mine. Is it allowed in Islam ? Also I want to ask that if my husband dies first and when I die can I be buried in the same grave of my husband?
The reason for burial in the same grave for both of us is because he is always in fikr and worry to spread deen and always in the path of Allah. I am at home taking care of home and kids. So I have read it somewhere that good person’s grave is always showered with blessings and I want to be in it.
Please advice that is it allowed in Islam.
May Allah accepts your effort and give rewards in both of the worlds.

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Distribution of inheritance and debts

Assalam-u-alaikum Brother,

Jazak Allah Khair for your very beneficial talk on inhertiance issues.

I wanted to ask if the inheritance is divided after deducting the expenses due on the deceased due to loans, taxes, qada salah and rozas and funeral expenses etc.? or these expenses are deducted from 1/3rd of the total assessts of the deceased and the rest is divided as per the sharia.

In my will, I have mentioned that all above expenses due at the time of my death should be paid from my assets first and then the remaining assets should be divided. 1/3rd of the remaining go to charity and 2/3rd to my inheritors. I wanted to confirm if this is right.

May Allah reward you in abundance

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Funeral Service for non-Muslims, qadiyanis, shias

Assalaamu’alaykum w w.
Dear Respected Most Honourable Ulama e kiram,

We run a free community based funeral service for Muslims of the local area. We receive requests from a variety of families. Today we rejected a request for a deceased who was Qadiyani as confirmed by his son. Our questions are in relation to: 1. Qadiyani, Shia (extreme type). 2. Non Muslim

The questions are:

1. Can we do Ghusl.
2. Can we transport deceased.
3. Can we assist in burial in a graveyard
4. Salah. Can one of our Imams lead the Janazah.
5. Are we allowed to Bury in a Muslim only graveyard.

6. What are exceptional circumstances in which we are permitted to do anything.

Jazakumullahu khayran for your expertise, time and continued efforts. May Allah accepy and grant barakah in your jaan, maal, izzat aabroo.


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Inheritance related questions

Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

I pray you are well.

I have a few questions relating to death and inheritance.

1. If a man has 4 daughters, a wife and a sister, are they all inheritors? Would the sister be asbat?

2. If a woman has a husband, 5 daughters and a brother, are they all inheritors? Would the brother be asbat?

3. is a person allowed to state that the money they give in their lifetime MUST be used for a particular purpose? EG, this £100 is to be only used for your wedding or £300 to go towards umrah etc. Chances are those things may never happen.

4. If a will is made and is contrary to Islam, is it permissable to revoke the wishes of the deceased?

5, if the deceases has missed many salah in their lifetime, would it be incumbent on the heirs to pay this off? How would they go about doing this?

May Allah reward you for your efforts in answering and continue to use you all for the khidmah of deen



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Inheritance Questions


I wanted to follow up to provide more information.

My father passed away on April 9th 2021. The family he leaves behind is:
• Wife
• 2 Daughters
• 1 Son
• No surviving Parents
• In addition: he has 2 surviving brothers and 6 surviving sisters and 2 half sisters.

In the written will he bequeathed everything to my mother and it says that after she passes then everything will be distributed Islamically. Is this will valid? If it is not, then how should his assets be distributed.

Assets: House, cash, stocks/shares, personal belongings, and a business these are all split 50/50 between him and his wife. Both on paper and understood by the full family.

How should the following be distributed:
• House – Currently my mother and my brother and his wife are living in that house.
• Cash – On hand and in the bank.
• Shares/Stocks – Do we sell the shares, or can we distribute the stocks.
• Personal Belongings – Clothes, shoes, etc
• Business – The business was incorporated and had a total of 101 shares, 48 shares belonged to my Dad , 48 shares to my Mom and 1 share to each child.

The additional questions we had are as follows:

1. The assets that he left behind can we use that to cover his funeral expenses and any taxes owing? The follow up to this would be any other outstanding debts.
2. There is money owed to him; some of it was a loan that he and my mother gave together (split 50/50). The other is a loan he gave on his own. How is this to be distributed?
3. He had completed his Zakaat calculations and started the distribution however he did not complete the distribution, does this obligation still stand?
4. He had a life insurance policy, how do we deal with that money; from an Islamic perspective of life insurance and that money in general?
5. Once the calculations are completed does the wealth need to be distributed immediately or can this be done on paper for now
6. Lastly for the house and the business do we have to get a valuation done to understand its value.

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Facing The Feet Of The Deceased Towards The Qiblah

Q. It is a common practice to face the feet of the deceased towards the Qiblah after passing away before burial. This practice does not make sense because a person doesn’t face their feet towards the Qiblah whilst sleeping out of respect, so how would it be correct to do so after passing away? Please advise.