This course seeks to remind the learner about the temporary nature of this worldly life and the importance of preparing for death. It teaches the learner how to recognise signs of death and what to do when helping someone in their final stages of life.  

The course also provides guidance on the steps that should be taken prior to death and post-death, covering in detail the method of bathing and shrouding the deceased, as well as how to perform the funeral prayer and burial. Rulings about consoling the bereaved, the Dos and Don’ts of visiting the graveyard and how the grave should be prepared are all covered in the course from an Islamic perspective. 

In addition, the rulings of Iddah, Isal thawab (conveying rewards to the deceased) and the topic of preparing a will in Islam are covered.

Course Curriculum

    1. Reality of this World & Remembering Death

    2. Visiting the Graveyard

    3. Importance of Preparing a Will

    4. FIQ200 - Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Visiting the Sick & Recognising Signs of Death

    2. What to Do on the Deathbed

    3. Immediate Tasks upon Death

    4. Consoling the Bereaved (Ta’ziyah)

    5. FIQ200 - Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. Rights of the Believer

    2. Ghusl - Correct Method, Virtues & Rewards

    3. Sunnah Method of Shrouding

    4. FIQ200 - Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. The Fiqh of Janazah Prayer

    2. The Fiqh of Burial

    3. FIQ200 - Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. Conveying Reward to the Deceased

    2. 'Iddah (Waiting Period)

    3. Asset Distribution Upon Death

    4. FIQ200 - Lesson 5 Quiz

    1. FIQ200 - Final Assessment

    2. Feedback and Testimonial

About this course

  • 4.5 hours of video content
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Elective Course

What will you learn in this course?

This course aims to provide the student with the following outcomes:

  • Know and understand how to assist someone in their last moments, to help them leave this world in a state pleasing to Allah.

  • Learn the correct method of performing ghusl on someone who is deceased and the sunnah method of shrouding.

  • Learn the correct method of janazah salah and how to bury the deceased.

  • Understand other issues relating to death such as 'idat, isle-e-thawab, visiting the graveyard etc.

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

    You no longer need to travel long distances for classes. Our flexible courses work around your schedule.

  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

    Our courses are taught by qualified Islamic scholars. All of them are experts in their respective fields.

  • Progress Tracking

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Ustad Zayd Mehtar

Course Instructor

Born and brought up in London, Ustad Zayd Mehtar enrolled in Darul Uloom Al Arabiyyah Al Islamiyyah (Bury, UK) where he completed memorisation of the Qur'an and Alimiyyah and attained licenses (Ijazah) in Hadith and other related sciences upon graduation in 2015. Since then, he has continued his study with post-graduate courses on Theology, Fiqh, Fiqh of Islamic Finance, Fiqh of medicine as well as the 10 Qur'anic readings (Qira'aat al 'Ashr) and attained a diploma in Counselling. Currently he is based in London, where he has served as an Imam/Khateeb for almost 7 years. He also teaches Arabic, Islamic studies, Qur'an and Hadith at a secondary school and an Alimiyyah program