Nasihah (Advice): Actions which benefit the deceased
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “When a person passes away, then all his actions cease except for three: a) Sadaqah Jaariyah (perpetuating charity), b) Knowledge which he imparted and is now being benefitted from or c) a pious child who will make Dua for him.” (Sahih Muslim)
Question and Answer:
- A family member passed away and the family is making one Khatam of the Quran for the deceased. If I am making my daily Tilaawat and I am reading the 10th Para for example, can I also make an intention and count the 10th Para towards the 10th Para Khatam being read for the deceased?
(Question published as received)
- As a general rule, it is permissible for one reciting Quran to make multiple intentions either for the benefit of oneself or for others.
Therefore, in the enquired case, if one is reciting the 10th Juz as part of one’s daily recitation of Quran, one may also make an intention as part of a Quran Khatam being read for the deceased and convey the rewards to the deceased.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
Mufti Moosa Salie
(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.)
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