Benefitting The Deceased : The Good Practices of The Prophet and His Companions
Islām is the natural religion; it provides wholesome and logical channels for every natural urge and emotion, and provides many varied means for the living to help and support the deceased. Islam also reminds us that Allah, the Most High, is the most Merciful and oft- Forgiving, whose mercy is ever seeking excuses to forgive and elevate His servants.
This risāla discusses the concept of helping the deceased (Eesāl us Sawāb), before describing the various methods of benefitting the deceased that are in the Qur'an, the Sunnah of the Prophet and the examples of the Companions. The reader is also reassured that all of these methods are in line with the Sunnah of the Prophet and the teachings of Islam.