الموقف التشريعي للقرآن بما يخص قراءة القرآن للموتى
The Legislative Position on Qur’an Khawaanee: Reciting the Qur’aan to Benefit the Deceased One
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah who said, the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘If a person dies, his actions cease except for three: A righteous child who makes du’aa for him, the continual charity that remains after he has died, and beneficial knowledge (that people benefit from).
A discussion on the common practise of Quran Khwaanee, reciting the Quran, alone or often in a group intending that the reward be granted to the deceased one. It is practise that is often done to commemorate monthly or annual anniversaries of a friend or relative who passed away. This is a prevalent event which encompasses much of the Muslim world and has been passed down generation upon generation and is widely accepted and considered praiseworthy by many Muslims. The author keenly identifies several key topics relative to the discussion such as:
• The importance of following the Quran and Prophetic texts as it relates to worship
• A look at the actions of the Companions, was this from their practise?
• The religion of Islam being a complete religion with no stone left unturned
• The dangers of innovatory practises as it relates to Islaam
• The statements of the scholars of old on the topic
• A firm conclusion on the issue urging the reader to align himself with the Book and the Sunnah and to resist any acts of worship that are not from it