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Good deeds that benefit a dead person

As-salamu alaykum What could we do for family members who passed away? What we can do, so that they have benefit of it? Thank you.

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

According to a fatwa by the Qatari Fatwa Authority, the following deeds can benefit a dead person:

  • Praying for them.
  • Making charitable donations for their sake (i.e. making a donation with the intent that the rewards should go to a dead person).
  • Fasting for their sake.
  • Performing pilgrimage for their sake.

Source (Arabic PDF)

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