Fiqh of Janaza – Session 6 – the Final Abode of This World

Wasim Kempson

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Bismillah against Xochimilco for coming,

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we'll just explain a few things about the the grave itself

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in line with the statement of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, the Hastin be quick with the janazah that the body would have been washed and shrouded.

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They will come here in,

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you know, a van or a car or whatever means I mean usually that if like in Medina, for example is free, there's no need for that the bulkier, the graveyard is right very close to the masjid. So therefore the body is placed on something like this kind of like, Would you call this a stretcher? Yeah, a stretcher, and then it's taking a knee to the grave and buried straightaway. Our facilities are very different in that

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the locality and the location of our graveyards are next to our message. So we need cars and whatever is needed to to bring the body here. So once that is done, families are here, these hold the graves off, already ready. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said concerning the graves, that they should be wide, and they shouldn't be deep, because the body is going to be placed into the ground. And it shouldn't be so that if it is shallow enough, that maybe

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the last summer holidays or some animal could dig up, and then you know the body would be exposed. So there needs to be deep enough. And it needs to be wide enough so that the body can be placed into the ground. And as you know that there are it is permissible to place more than one body in the grave if there was a need for that. And that is facilitated here, in that the grave is dug about six and a half foot. And then if there's a need to get another body replaced, it's about another four and a half foot to be dug down. So the first one is not disturbed. So the another body can be placed into the ground. And as you will see that the graves themselves are at this angle towards the tabler

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that the bodies were placed

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in line with what you're seeing now.

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Now, when the body has come, that there will be people who will go down into the grave itself to receive the body. These are males that will receive the body.

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Now who has most right to that, again, those who are close, most closely related to the deceased will have that right to to be in the grave and receive the body even if it is a woman,

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that really men should be there to receive the body because we don't want for example, if women are going to go into the grave, and that they may be not strong enough to hold the main course further. So custom has has, you know, gone that men in the grave to receive the body and of course, again, direct relatives would have a priority in receiving the deceased

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with usually with

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a female, they may place a cloth

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over the grave so that the when the body is being placed, there's as little as you are seeing of the body when other people are the people there are attending the the janazah or the the burial that you will see other female deceased, again, respect dignity, and she is

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in her life that she wouldn't want people to see her as she is in this state as well likewise. So the body is then placed from the head of the of the grave the feet first in and then the body is placed in the grave. And as I explained yesterday, the different two different types of of grave where there is the law had was there there was go straight down and then it goes at an angle, because of the type of soil here that's not conducive is not possible because the grave will just simply sink on top of the body. So a sharp is used, where the degrade goes straight down.

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And ideally, if you can have that niche at the bottom of the body is placed and there's something placed over that, then that can be done. However, again, that's not necessarily the easiest thing to do. So, as far as I know, it is done that there are planks of wood are placed at an angle, planks of wood are placed once the body is placed down, the planks of wood are put at an angle. So, you can see those planks of wood over there, they are placed at an angle, so that when the soil is put into, into the underground, it's not just simply thrown on top of the the body.

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So, this still remains like kind of like a small area for us to take a cross section of the grave itself you'll find that the body is in an area where it is not being you know, suppressed and squashed by soil.

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So, this is essentially how the

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the body will be placed into the ground and then after that, then the soil or whatever is used to dig the grave is put into the grave as the people are lowering the deceased into the grave as I mentioned earlier, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and say Bismillah al Sunnah Tierra Selena ala Rasulillah both are permissible both authentic venerated,

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and then after that, after the person has been buried in placed into the final

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About him this life here, then everyone can participate if you'd like in helping to bury the deceased as as quick as possible, and the profit so same would if who are there who don't want to wait again gold can place three handfuls of soil over into the deceased that you participate in the burial of your or your brother or your sister. And then once that is done, the grave will be slightly risen as it is now to identify and then you can see the graves and some of our hands spent roughly that the soil is used. So that is a slight elevation on the grave, and is also permissible to place some form of rock or some stone which will identify the greatest self, which 100 you can

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see, here's a very simple

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plaque to identify the grave of that particular person. So things like building tombs, building high rise kind of graves, this is something which is not from the son of the Prophet Elisa to Salam and should be avoided. And,

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you know, history or precedent is a testament to what people can go into, in building tools, Muslims and things like that,

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that people may end up then

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worshiping with that particular individual by decorating the graves and tying things to the graves, putting candles and all of these things which is not from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu.

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So, then after that the person has been buried in the soil has been placed over the deceased, then if you wish to stand and you want to make dua for the deceased, and Amanda which you see be fitting on your somewhere yourself in asking Allah azza wa jal to forgive them to have mercy upon them to make things easy for them, to give them

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you know, steadfastness when they are being questioned, and then you live, and you continue to make the DUA like this, then this is fine on from one occasion to the next.

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The Prophet NSSM will give a reminder to the Sahaba about death, about the situation that they had just experienced. So as to not just becomes trivial that you come you deliver the deceased into the grave, and then you simply walk away. But there may be some error, there may be some, maybe some lessons that can be given there. And so this is what the profit is for something that's permissible, if you'd like to give a small reminder if you'd like, and then to go on your way.

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And that's essentially because it's not really

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that we should kind of adhere to when when

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actually burying the deceased. When you come here, we're not attending any funeral here. There's no funeral. But if you want to, you know, you take everybody take lesson from what is here you ask Allah Subhana Allah to give you yourself.

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You take lesson from you here that you will face this one day that Allah azza wa jal will, you know, make you strong McHugh firm throughout your life, and that you ask Allah subhanaw taala of course very importantly, that all of our brothers and sisters who have preceded us, but Allah azza wa jal has mercy upon them, and He forgives them and gives them ease in their graves. And

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Allah Subhana Allah knows best