Friday, December 2, 2022 - 8 Jumada al-Ula 1444

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Praying for deceased parents

Do deceased parents know that their children are praying for them?


Yes, they do. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) informed us that a deceased person finds his rank improved. He prays to God and asks, "My Lord! How come that I am given a better position?" He will be answered, "This is given to you on account of your son's or daughter's prayer for you." The parent will praise God and thank Him, and will ask Him to bestow His kindness on his offspring. The benefit is therefore mutual.

And God Almighty knows best.