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    Question ID: 48103Country: India

    Title: After Funeral

    Question: 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 ID: 48103

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (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 (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India