Death

Death is the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or major trauma resulting in terminal injury. In most cases, bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 10 hours ago

It can be kep and used by the family or friends or given to charity if the inheritors want to give it to charity. It is owned by the inheritors and they can donate or gift or use it.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

There is no disbelieving child even if his parents were disbelievers. Children are born on the distinct (Fitra) which has dasics of faith. No one will be punished by a Allah, The Glorious, before knowing and insisting on denying the truth after knowing the truth. Children who die in their childhood will be given on the Day of resurrection full option to know the truth then decide. If they accept the truth, they will be in the Paradise.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 2 months ago

In the Sunni hadith books, it is mentioned that if a person establishes a bad practice, and others continue that practice after them, then that person will continue to be burdened with more sins due to his/her legacy.

I cannot really think offhand of any hadith specifically through Shi'i chains that say that, but if someone finds some, they can provide them.

In any case, one could argue that the idea seems correct or incorrect, rationally. It seems just that someone who starts something evil or wrong will continue to be held accountable for it. However, a dead person has no control over what people choose to do after them, and people also bear some responsibility for ignorance and blind following. 

As with so many matters, God knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Yes, it is not only permissible but highly recommended to recite Sura Fatiha or any Quranic verse or verses and gift the reward to a deceased. Many authentic Hadeeths stated that. It helps the deceased very much.

'Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

There is no doubt at all that Jesus Christ was not killed nor crucified  but his enemy caught another person who was looking like him. The Quranic verse is very clear ( They never killed him nor crucified him but they did that on another person whom they thought him Easa) (4;157).

This fact is mentioned also many old Christian texts like Luke 4: 29-30 and John  8: 59 and 10: 93 and Acts 1:11 and Matthew 4:6.

An old Jude bible found in Egypt in Coptic  language and translated to English, it states that Jesus told his near disciples: for you will sacrifice the man that clothes me.

Wassalam.

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Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answered 3 months ago

Scholars have not agreed upon how the body, soul and spirit are interconnected. Due to the Neoplatonic influences upon the Islamic tradition, some have come to believe that the body is like a shell consisting purely of matter, and that the soul yearns to be free of it to return back to its Creator (a whole stream of thought and practice in the mystical tradition has arisen based upon this idea, e.g. see the work of Shihabuddin Suhrawardi). Others, such as Mulla Sadra, say the body is a manifestation of the soul. However, still influenced by Neoplatonism, Mulla Sadra holds that, as the 'person' progresses through stages of purification, they move away from this material manifestation towards immateriality. Generally, among Muslim thinkers, the soul could be likened to the psyche. It is the part of ourselves that consists of desires, fears, and the characteristics that make up our personality.  The Qur'an says that 'every soul (nafs) will taste death' (3:185). The Quran also talks about the experiences that we will have in the next world. The spirit is that which animates the body and gives it life. The spirit is also that which gives the soul life. Therefore, both will leave the body upon death, but it is the soul that experiences the trials and rewards of the next stage of existence. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Yes as the Hadeeth narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah Al-Ansari says: Evil eye can send the man to the grave العين تُدخل الرجلَ القبر.

Protection from evil eye is very easy as we read in the Hadeeths. Simply to recite Sura Al-Falaq and Sura Annaas and Ayatul Kursi.

'Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Yes it is not only allowed but also recommended to feed people and gift the reward to the soul of the deceased. The Prophet (SAWA) himself used to feed on behalf on deceased Muslims as you can find it is Sunni and Shia books.

'Reciting Du;a is always recommended as well.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 5 months ago

Here are a few narrations on this topic:

Imam al-Sadiq (A) said, “The things which enter a person’s grave are ritual prayer, fasting, hajj, charity, good deeds, supplication, and its reward is written for those who do them and for the deceased.” (Man la yahduruhu al-faqih)

Imam al-Sadiq (A) said, “Whoever of the Muslims does a good deed for a deceased person, God will double his reward and benefit through it the deceased” (Bihar al-Anwar citing Uddat al-Da’i)

It is related that a man came to the Prophet (S) and asked, “My mother has died. Will it benefit her if I give charity on her behalf?” He said, “Yes.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Apart from Wahhabis who object to this because they see everything as bid'ah, it is hard to see the objection to this since if one is doing something good in the hopes that it would benefit the deceased, at least one is doing something good and beneficial. 

Maybe some people might object because some things are done for esaal-e-sawab which are not overly beneficial in the present time, for instance, printing Qur'ans and distributing them in an area where Qur'ans are easily accessible. This would have been very beneficial in earlier centuries but today because printing is cheap, it often is not the most beneficial thing to do even if it is meaningful, or sometimes things could even be wasteful. So it is good to think about what is most beneficial, and I am sure the deceased appreciate being remembered in a good way!

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 6 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

According to our traditions, there are different views as to how long Prophet Musa (a.s.) lived for. The ages mentioned have been 120, 126, 240, 250 years. Regarding where he is buried, there is no precise information that we have. One view says he is buried close to Bayt al-Maqdas. One view also mentions that his burial site is on Mount Nebo, in Jordan. 

As for how he departed this world, it was generally of natural causes, but the story of how he passed is also interesting. 

It is said that the Angel of death, 'Isra'il had a conversation with Prophet Moses (a.s.), asking him permission to take his soul, and the Prophet entered into a dialogue with the Angel, and his soul was not taken. 

A while later, Prophet Moses (a.s.) was walking in the desert, and he saw a person digging a grave, and offered to help. After helping, the person asked Prophet Moses (a.s.) to lie in the grave to see if it fits, and he did so. When Prophet Moses (a.s.) lied in the grave, he was granted a vision of seeing his place in heaven, and then realised this person was 'Isra'il, and it was now time for him to depart this world, in the very grave that he dug for himself. 

This is how the story goes, as one narration says, and for the details please refer to this site:

https://www.imamreza.net/old/eng/imamreza.php?id=10038

With prayers for your success.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago
The authentic evidence proves that Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his Holy Progeny) did not die a natural death but he was killed by poison. The evidence is in Sunni and Shia books. In the Sunni books there is an authentic narration from Abdullah ibn Mas'ood.

This narration is mentioned in the Musnad of Ahmad bin Hanbal in which Abdullah ibn Mas'ood said that I don't mind or in fact I am ready to take oath and repeat it nine times that the prophet was killed rather than taking oath one time that he was not killed.

Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal volume 1 page 408

Our prominent Ulamah have mentioned many authentic hadith that the Prophet was poisoned. Among them is:

·        Sheikh Al Mufid in his book Al-Muqni'ah page 456

·        Sheikh Al Toosi in his book Al Tahdhib vol 2 page 6

·        Al Fattal Al Nisaburi in his book Al Rawdat page 71 

·        Al Allamah Al Hilli in his book Al Tahrir vol 2 page 118

·        Al Shahid Al Awal in his book Al-Durus vol 2 page 6

·        Allamah Al Majlisi in his book Mir'at Al Uqol  vol 5 page 174

Ibne-Abil Hadeed Al Moathazalee a well known non-Shia scholar mentioned in his book Sharh Nahj Al-Balagha that the Prophet was poisoned and that he passed away as a Shahid (martyr) vol 10 page 221.

There is a narration from Imam Jaffer as Sadiq (as) that Imam Hassan (as) told his family members "I will die by poison as the Prophet Mohammad (saw) was poisoned."

Al-Khara'ij wal-Jara'ih vol 1 page 241

Among the Sunni scholars Al Hakim Al Nishapuri is very well known who compiled the famous book Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain he narrated from Al Sha'bi "by Allah the Prophet was poisoned."

It is not the death but it is the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his Holy Progeny).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Yes, you can pray Salatul Walidain (Prayers for the Parents) and gift the reward of it to your living parents. Gifting the reward can be to the living as well as to the dead.

Wassalam.