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Question # : 48103


My uncle passed away on 24-8-2013 and my family members read fatiha on the 3rd day and give food for relatives who came for the funeral. Is this allowed in Islam? Can we give food?

Answer : 48103

Published on: Sep 11, 2013

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1278/1278/M=11/1434)

It is baseless to distribute food to the relatives and arrange Fatiha Khawani on the third day of death. It is not proved from Shariah, so it should be given up. There is no specified day, date and method for isal-e-sawab. Avoiding the prevalent innovations of Fatiha, collective Quran Khawani, Tija, Daswan, Beeswan, Chahlum etc, one may send the reward to the dead by reciting the holy Quran, doing sadaqah and feeding the poor and needy ones as per the Shariah method.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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