Dear brothers and sisters!
I'm very glad to join your forum, may Allah
bless you and let me ask you a question.
Yesterday my former classmate has died. I don't know if he was a Christian (Orthodox believer) or atheist at all. We've never been friends, when we studied at school, we used to exchange a few words with each other, that's all. I remember he was a nice person because he never would use bad language, never would call names etc. We was a kind guy. Allah
allowed him to live for 19 years...
Now all my former classmates have decided to organize funerals, but I don't understand, what a good muslim should do in this case? Please, help me by answering these questions if you can:
- Should I give money to organize the funerals (I'm afraid that people would buy alcohol drinks for funeral banquet, but I'm not sure)?
- Should I attend the funerals (I'm not sure, maybe there will be many things muslims must not see/hear/eat/dink)?
- Shoud I do anything else, or is it better to avoid doing something? What should a good muslim person do, when he/she is in the present state of affairs?