Visit grave and sacrifice
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1) WHEN WE GO TO GRAVE YARD TO VISIT OUR MARHOOM ABBA AMMI GRAVE & OTHERS WHAT SHUD WE RECITE THEIR TELL ME OK SIR ?
2) DURING BAKRI EID WHEN WE OFFER QURBANI CAN WE OFFER WITH OUR NAME OR OUR MARHOOM ABBA AMMI NAME OR ANY OTHER PERSON NAME
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Q-1: WHEN WE GO TO GRAVE YARD TO VISIT OUR MARHOOM ABBA AMMI GRAVE & OTHERS WHAT SHUD WE RECITE THEIR TELL ME OK SIR ?
Your wish and intention to do something for your deceased parents is indeed a noble intention. One should always strive to serve and obey his/her parents when they are alive, and when they die, the child must do deeds that will benefit them in the next world. The rights, love, respect, and obedience that Allah has commanded the believers towards their parents, is second only to the rights of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
The best and most beneficial deed that a child can do for his deceased parents, is that he/she makes dua and supplications to Allah for them. And these duas and supplications may be done at all times, not only when visiting the graves.
The best duas are the ones that are mentioned for the parents in the Holy Quran.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibrahim verse 41: O our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and all the believers, on the Day when Reckoning shall be held.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 23-24: Your Lord has enjoined on you the following: You should not worship anyone but Him. (You should) treat your parents with great consideration; and if either or both of them live with you in their old age, do not even say uff to them; nor rebuke them, but speak kind words to them; treat them with humility and tenderness, and pray: O our Lord, be merciful to them, just as they brought me up with kindness and affection.
always make supplication to Allah in your own words and in your own
language, for Allah is indeed All
Knowing, All Hearing, All Merciful. Beg and supplicate Allah in all humility to
have mercy on them, forgive them, raise their position in
The other thing we should do is sadaqa jaariyah or charity in their name. Build mosques, build Islamic Institutions, help publish Quran and Islamic books, build hospitals, build Islamic schools, build orphanages or widow homes, etc. in their names and beg Allah to accept these deeds. For all the above good deeds you do in your parents name, the Merciful Lord will Insha Allah give them the reward without reducing any of the reward that is due to you. The better muslim you are, the better the reward that will be given to your parents, for it was their teachings and their patience and their sacrifices that made you a believer you are today.
The other good deed you can do for them, is that you must respect and honor the relatives, friends, and loved ones of your deceases parents. You must be good and kind to them, and help them in whatever way you can and to the best of your ability.
Allah will Insha Allah, make all these good deeds a source of ajr and reward for you, as well as for your parents.
The first thing we must do when we visit any graveyard is invoke the prayer that the Messenger of Allah (saws) used to invoke whenever he visited a graveyard.
Peace be upon you, O people of this place (graveyard). We too are coming behind you. May Allah forgive us and you all.
dua and supplication as related in the aayahs quoted above, or make dua in your own language to The
Merciful Lord to forgive them, have
mercy on them, and raise their status in
Q-2: DURING BAKRI EID WHEN WE OFFER QURBANI CAN WE OFFER WITH OUR NAME OR OUR MARHOOM ABBA AMMI NAME OR ANY OTHER PERSON NAME
Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, 'When a person dies all his good deeds cease, except for three:
a continuous act of charity,
and a righteous son who prays for him'.''
Related by Muslim and Abu Dawood.
Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, 'The righteous works that continue to benefit a believer after his death include the knowledge that he taught and spread among others, a righteous son whom he leaves behind, or a copy of the Qur'an that he bequeaths to his inheritors, or a mosque that he builds, or a rest house that he builds for the wayfarers, or a canal of water that he digs for the benefit of others, or a charity that he gives out of his property during his life while he is sound of health. He will continue to receive reward for all these even after his death.'
Related by Ibn Majah.
Abu Hurairah narrated that, "A man said to the Prophet (saws) 'My father died leaving wealth, but no will. Would he be pardoned if we gave charity on his behalf?' He (saws) said: 'Yes."'
Related by Ahmad and Muslim.
In light of the above authentic narrations, it is permitted in Islam that a righteous offspring of the deceased gives sadaqah or offers sacrifice with the intention that the reward for these good deeds reach their deceased parents.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,