Death is an inconvenient reality that we all like to forget about.

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.

You will certainly die, and they will certainly die too.

(Qur'an 39:30)

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 Form

About this course

  • 4.5 hours of video content
  • Rayyan Courses Subscription
  • Elective Course

Losing a loved one is never easy.

This course empowers you to be able to make the best decisions for your loved one as they transition to the next life.

“This course gives essential knowledge for all Muslims. I wanted to do this course because whenever someone passes away, I get confused between the non-Islamic cultural practises and what really is the Islamic thing to do. This course has answered all my questions related to the Fiqh of Death in an organised fashion alhamdulilah.”

Umm Abdur-Rahman

“It was extremely easy to follow and very informative. As a new muslim it was a great course. Easy to follow, it wasn't overwhelming. It was informative and I would recommend this to others. ”

Anonymous Student

“The teacher was really excellent, covering all areas related to the subject of death. This course gives you a really good understanding of not only the fiqh of death but it also touches on other areas.”

Awais Rafiq

“Really interesting, I have learnt so much from this course that I wasn't aware of before. Jazak Allah Khair.”

Zieffa Hanif

“This course is very vital in our life, learning about death is very important & surely all the discussed lesson helped me grow in my understanding, I recommend every student to do this course .”

Amatullah Ahmed

We plan for births, graduations and weddings but not for funerals.

Death is the only thing without doubt that every human being will experience.

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.

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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

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