Author: Dr Shahrul Hussain
Publisher: White Thread Press
Pages: 175 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
According to the Qur'an and Sunna and the Opinions of the Classical Scholars of Islam
This is a detailed; yet easily accessible; manual on what to do when someone dies. It covers the procedures due upon a person's death. The rites of preparing the body for burial; the bathing; the shrouding; and the procedure for funeral prayer; according to all four Sunni schools; are discussed. Many important questions are answered.
Is it permitted to transport the body abroad for burial?Can a headstone be placed on the grave?What can the heirs do for their deceased loved ones after burial?What are the etiquette for visiting graves?Is the posthumous donation of reward (isal al-thawab) permissible?Finally; how does one make atonements and expiations and settle debts on behalf of the deceased?
Dr. Shahrul Hussain is a graduate of the University of Al-Azhar; Cairo. He completed his traditional Islamic education (dars-i nizami) at Birmingham's first Islamic School; Darul Uloom al-Islamiyyah al-Arabiyyah. He is the Chair of Directors of the Abrahamic Foundation and a lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Markfield Institute for Higher Education; in partnership with Newman University Birmingham. He lectures in Qur'an and hadith studies and Islamic theology and jurisprudence. He has particular research interests in international Islamic law and contemporary Islamic jurisprudence.