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Funeral rights, praying for husband not to be your companion in Jannah

Fatwaa ID: 1706

Assalamualykum Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Barkathuhu, I have 2 questions.

  1. What are my funeral rights? Can I wish or ask my husband not to pay for my funeral expenses?
  2. Can I make dua to Allah(S.W.T) for not to make me companion of my husband in JANNAH? I want to be with my mom or my kids . Can I make such dua?

Please reply because my marriage life is in trouble and I want to make dua and keep patience till the end.
Jazakallah khair!

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala fill your marriage with love, happiness and unity. Marriages may go through their ups and downs but both parties should try to actively mitigate and resolve the problems. Holding grudges and letting the issues build up is not healthy nor wise. Pray two rak’ahs daily and seek the divine assistance of Allaah Ta’aala. Consider marriage counseling.

The answers to your queries are follows,

  1. Your funeral expenses are paid from your estate. If someone voluntarily wishes to sponsor or assist in the expenses, then that is permissible. If your husband wishes to voluntarily assist, he may do so. Before making such emotional statements, I would suggest you find out how expensive it is die in America.
    It should be noted that your husband will be entitled to his full share from your estate in all cases. You cannot deprive him or any other rightful heir.
  2. Jannah will only have things that will make you happy. You will not find anything that you do not like or want. If you pass away while married to your husband, he will be your husband in Jannah as well. However, he will not be the same person nor will your relationship be the same. Your husband will be the best person you can imagine. Your relationship will be pleasant and wonderful. You will not have any turbulence in your relationship. Likewise, you will not have any negative thoughts or feelings about him. There is no place for that in Jannah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

02/14/1445 AH – 08/31/2023 CE | AML3-3645

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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