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Inviting neighbors for food and grant the reward for the deceased, is it permissible?

In Kashmir there is a tradition that when any person dies then on the fourth day food is served for neighbors and relatives and money is offered for Quran to be recited for the deceased. Are these acts permissible?


In times of death, people across the world find different ways of consolation to help them to get through these tough times. The calamity of death contains within its fold the hardship of being apart from the beloved deceased and the urge to grant him/her rewards. Therefore all acts of charity such as feeding people, reciting Quran, paying money for the poor among many other acts are rewardable and its reward can be dedicated to the deceased. Thus the mentioned traditions and cultural practices which are concomitant to the death of someone is perfectly permissible and if they are accompanied with the intention and supplication to Allah to give the reward of these practices to the deceased, the reward will be granted to both the deceased and his family who had done these acts of charity on his/her behalf.

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