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Remembering the dead

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Topic: Remembering the dead
Posted By: brianbaker
Subject: Remembering the dead
Date Posted: 21 September 2012 at 7:56pm
Hi. I just want to know a few things about the Muslims. Do they have their own "All Souls' Day" where they commemorate their loved ones who passed away? If none then how will they remember the dead? How will they remember the most important persons of their lives? I'm just wondering. And also, do they have their own cemetery? I haven't seen one yet. Thanks.

Posted By: nothing
Date Posted: 23 September 2012 at 11:06am
We all remember the dead somehow or the other, the hated and the loved ones. But are those deceased really want to be remembered? It's all about us, not them per se.

But yeah some muslims do have a kind of ceremony in remembering their dead relatives, albeit it is not Islamic injunction. They have 3rd day ceremony, the 7th day, 40th day, the 100th etc. Even the 1000th day too.

Posted By: Ghazzali
Date Posted: 24 September 2012 at 4:02pm
May peace be on the guided ones. No, muslims don't have a special day where they commemorate the deceased. We can pray for our loved ones any time any day. There is no single day where all muslims are supposed to pray for the deceased. However, muslims generally pray more for their loved ones on days such as Eid, Fridays, Hajj, and during Ramadan.
Yes, muslims have their own cemetery. It's pretty similar to the Christian cemetery, where there are rows and rows of graves.
Hope I satisfied your curiosity.

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Posted By: aptsrentrebate
Date Posted: 19 November 2012 at 9:06pm
Hi! I see this site as an excellent resource for people who'd like to know more about Muslim religion. Thanks Ghazzali for your post. It was really informative.

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