The Final Rites

Fiqh of Janazah, Burial and Inheritance

  • 21 - 22 April 2018
  • 8:30am to 7:00pm
  • Cape Town - South Africa
  • Islamia Auditorium, Islamia College, 409 Imam Haron Road, Rondebosch East, Cape Town 7780
The Final Rites
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  • Course Notes:
    Free folder with course notes complete with Quran and Hadith references
  • Course Audio:
    Free MP3 audio of each tutor session available to download
  • Breaks & Refreshments:
    Free refreshments provided during frequently held breaks throughout the course.
  • Q&A Session:
    Courses include Question and Answer session. Sisters only Q&A also available
  • Student Participation:
    Students encouraged to enhance learning via case based studies.

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A matter that everyone believes in, the Muslim, Jew, Hindu and even atheist – the belief that sickness and death is a reality to be faced by all.

It affects the rich and poor, white and black, evil and good, even the best of mankind, Muhammed Sallalaahu alaihi wassalam who said on his deathbed "There is no deity worthy of worship besides Allah, verily the pangs of death are severe!" [Bukhari]

A reality so clear and so near but something many shy away from discussing whereas the Messenger Sallalaahu alaihi wassalam advised "Increase the mention of the destroyer of desires: Death" [Tirmidhi]

Ever wonder,

  • How do I handle a family member falling ill?
  • What do I do in their final moments in this world?
  • How do I wash and shroud the dead?
  • How can I benefit my dear mother after her death?
  • What are the procedures of burial?

Who is this course for?

  • Every Muslim striving to practice Islam correctly and looking to increase his/her attachment to the Akhira

You will find answers to these questions and more in “The Final Rites” course. Remember death waits for no man, learn about a matter that’s guaranteed to come sooner or later.

Don’t you think it is time to learn about the journey and happenings that we all have to go through?

In The Final Rites, you will learn about:

  • Sickness and the final moments
  • Death and its reality
  • Washing and shrouding with practical demonstrations
  • Prayer over the dead and burial
  • The Grave: Events within
  • Visiting the graveyard
  • Benefiting the dead
  • Related innovations

Course materials

When you sign up for a course, at the first session, you will be given a binder full of notes and important reading regarding the rules of janazah & burials. You will be able to take down notes directly in the folder - this will stay with you for your future reference.

In The Final Rites, you will learn about:

  • Sickness and the final moments
  • Death and its reality
  • Washing and shrouding with practical demonstrations
  • Prayer over the dead and burial
  • The Grave: Events within
  • Visiting the graveyard
  • Benefiting the dead
  • Related innovations

What will you come out with at the end of the course?

  • A binder that summarizes the most important rules of janazah, burials & inheritance.
  • A detailed knowledge of how to benefit the dead after they have left us.
  • An in-depth understanding of the process and guidelines of writing will & bequests
  • An understanding of related innovations that we need avoid related janaza, burials & inheritance
Bilal Ismail

Bilal Ismail

Sheikh Bilal Ismail was born in Durban, South Africa. He is one of three siblings and comes from a religious traditional hanafi family.

He memorized the Quran while studying at school and went on to complete high school in 1998. Sheikh Bilal then went on to do a diploma in Computer Science in 1999, as well as qualifying as a Microsoft certified systems engineer. He was accepted into the Islamic University of Madinah in 2001 where he completed his Diploma in Arabic followed by a BA in Islamic Law from the faculty of Shariah. He is currently completing his masters degree.

After graduating from Madinah, he returned to South Africa where he had been teaching Fiqh and Tafsir weekly classes in Durban since the summer of 2007 and says he is still a student of knowledge - and will always be!

Sheikh Bilal joins our academic team as an instructor and as the academic head of the Students Guild and has quickly become a favourite of AK students around the world.

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