Condolences and Consoling The Family of The Deceased – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid

Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[14/07//2017] Condolences And Consoling The Family Of The Deceased – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid حفظه الله. Khutbah at Masjid Salafi, Small Heath, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this Khuṭbah:

  • Sa’īd b. Jubayr (رحمه الله) on the verse, “Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register.” [Sūrah Yā Sīn 36:12]
  • The three deeds that remain for the deceased. 
  • How the father of Mu’tamar b. Sulaymān (رحمه الله) consoled him when he saw him grieving the death of his friend.
  • Being raised with those whom we love.
  • Striving to die upon righteousness and piety.
  • Shaykh al-Albānī (رحمه الله) on consoling the family and close ones of the deceased.
  • Condolences given by the Prophet ﷺ to a Companion who lost his young son.
  • The reward on the Day of Resurrection for the one who consoled his believing brother in a calamity or time of grief.
  • Shaykh al-Albānī (رحمه الله) on the manner in which you console one who is grieving. 
  • The bid’ah of gathering in a home or masjid to receive condolences and mourn the dead.
  • Imām an-Nawawī (رحمه الله) on the best manner of offering condolences.
  • The du’ā of the Prophet ﷺ for Abū Salamah (رضى الله عنه) upon his death.

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