After the Burial

Condolences must be offered to those related to the deceased. It is commendable for the near and dear ones, or neighbors, to provide meals to the bereaved family for one time at least.

One must not give in to any superstitions. The condolences and conditions of bereavement should be maintained for three days. After that life should come back to normal. However, the period of bereavement as applicable to the widow of the deceased is four months and ten days.

She may further abstain from wearing make-up, dressing up festively, using perfume or taking part in festive ceremonies. This period should be spent by her in the remembrance of Allah and with patience and gratitude to her Creator.