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 2 weeks ago

This narration المطعون شهيد is found in Sunni books of Hadeeth ( Riyadh al-Saliheen 1:1353 from Abu Huraira) but I did not find it in our authentic books of Hadeeth. It has been mentioned in few of our books of Fiqh but the meaning of مطعون is not a victim of plague but a stabbed person. مطعون can be from طاعون plague and can be from طعن which means stabbing. The meaning of the narration if it was authentic can be a victim of plague or a stabbed to death.

If it is an authentic, it does not mean a real martyr who should not be given Ghusl, but it means the reward which he gets because he was a victim.

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 3 weeks ago

I don't have anything to add, but I just wanted to say that I am sorry about your and his suffering and I pray that Allah makes it easier. 

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 weeks ago

It is wrong to wish death to your brother even if he is very ill, rather you should pray to Allah (SWT) to grant him cure and recovery. The great mercy of Allah is able to cure your brother and relief him from illness. We must trust in the Mercy of Allah (SWT) in every matter even if we think it very difficult.

Wassalam.

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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 3 weeks ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is allowed, and indeed a desirable act, where a circle of people agree on reciting specific parts of the holy Quran, for the reward of the whole khatm to be gifted to someone who has passed.

It is very much encouraged to do this, and hopefully others around you learn to do it as well.
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 2 months ago

She will be in Paradise with the best of them if both of them were in Paradise.

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 2 months ago

It is wrong for her to hurt or annoy or degrade her current husband in any way.

If he is not fulfilling his duties, she can gently and politely remind him with out comparing him with other or hurting his feelings.

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 2 months ago

We Beed to look after selves as well as our family and children. We need good deeds for our future as much as we can. We also should for our family and children Whatever they need to have a respectable livelihood till they are able to earn for themselves. Obviously, we believe that Allah (SWT) will never leave them as He never left us.

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 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 5 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 5 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.