What to do for deceased parents 1

1. For your deceased ones, First forgive them sincerely; It will seem strange to you, but Imam Mohammad Baqir (a.s.) says that many parents are considered as rejected (aakh) because of not fulfilling the rights of their children (manazil al-akhirah), so it is possible that your parents have violated your rights. (O Allah, even if I am pleased with them, do not make it difficult for them because of me) and remember them in good words, narrate the incidents of their good deeds and refrain from narrating those incidents when they commit any mistake,cruelty, abuse.

Do for deceased parents

What to do for deceased parents 1

2. Forgive their rights from their relatives, servants or those who were wronged by them, for example, they abused someone, beat someone, etc. I want to apologize to you, please you too forgive)

3. You should pay the obligatory prayers, fasts, vows, Hajj, Khums, debts, of deceased parents You can also perform these actions (on hire) by paying money to a good believer for these actions.

4. Make sure to give charity for them, especially on the first night of the grave, the deceased needs charity a lot, and through charity, light enters in their grave.

5. Be sure to recite Namaz-e- Wahshat e qabr or recite Nawafil whenever you desire, or offer a prayer with the intention of offering one of their Qaza prayers. Imam Jafar e Sadiq (a.s.) says that sometimes the dead person is caught in punishment due to some sin or suddenly his punishment is removed, he asks how this happened and he gets the answer that so-and-so servant has prayed for you. It happened because of that. Imam says that the dead person is happy like you are happy when you get a gift. (Tohfatul momineen )

6. Be sure to visit the grave. Especially on Friday because Imam Mohammad Baqir (A.S) says that on Friday the deceased know who has visited their grave and they are happy. (Mafatih al-Jinan)

7- Every night, if possible, or every Friday night, give charity for their reward. Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) says that the deceased come to their homes and cry, “Oh, our family, give charity for us, even if it is a loaf of bread.” Even if it’s a piece. (Mafatih al-Jinan)

8- The intention of charity is very good, O Allah, one part of this charity is for the health and safety of the Imam e zamana, one part is for my deceased, and also all the deceased believers, and one part is for the health and safety of all of us.

9- If you go to the grave, perform the deeds of the cemetery. Reciting Surah Qadr seven times by burying your fingers in the grave, Imam Reza (A.S.) used to say that by doing this, an angel will continue to do good deeds for the dead person until the Day of Resurrection, and the reward will continue to be given to the dead person. ( Manazil e Akhirat )

10- Kindly recite Salwaat frequently for the deceased in graveyard. A woman’s punishment was removed due to salwaat. (Al-Qatrah Min Al-Bahar Al-Munaqib e-Nabi wa Aal e nabi

11- Read Ayat al-Kursi in the cemetery, it removes the punishment from the deceased. (Tafseer of Surah e waqia by Ayatollah Dastghaib)

12. Reciting Surah Ikhlas in the graveyard gives great reward to the deceased. (Faizan e Sunnat)

13. Organize recitation of Surah Mulk in the graveyard and sprinkle a little water on the grave. Sayyada Zainab bint e Ali (AS) had bequeathed the women of Syria to sprinkle water on the grave of Bibi Sakina (AS)

( Madinah se Madinah tak)

14. All Thursday; 10th day, 40th day, you cook food for nazr o niaz, you also invite the poor people of the area or deliver food to them so that there is a great reward. Imam Hasan (a.s.) says that the worst invitation is that in which the rich are invited but the poor are not invited.

( Guftaar e Masoomeen)

15- Perform Majlis e Aza, And the Quran Recitation. A woman saw her husband in a dream that he was thanking that he was imprisoned in the chains of fire, but his chains came off due to the recitation of the Quran.

16. Organize ongoing charity. Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) has mentioned six things, the reward of which continues even after death. A well means a water supply, a tree from which people get fruit or shade, a Quran which people recite, a book, which people read to gain knowledge, a virtuous child who prays. (Haliyaht al-Mutaqeen)

17- Take care of their old friends etc. and do not use their things in sin like TV etc. lest they be punished.

18- Pray for the forgiveness of their sins because it is said in the hadith that those children who pray for their parents’ forgiveness after their death are in ongoing charity. (Tahzeeb Al Islam)

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