From the greatest scholars of the Ummah in the last century was al-‘Allāmah al-Shakyh ‘Abd al-‘Azīz ibn ‘Abdullāh ibn Bāz rahimahullāh. His firmly-grounded knowledge of the religion, wisdom, and piety were characteristics which made him recognized by Muslims internationally. A collection of his rulings, al-Majmu’ al-Fatāwá, is an outstanding example of these aformentioned characeristics. In this benefit shared by Abu al-‘Abbās Mūsá Richardson, Shaykh Ibn Bāz warns against innovations based on gathering for the dead. Also, he provides some nuturing advice for those tried with the loss of a family member. Take a listen to the enlightening audio and share it with your family, may Allaah keep you firm in times of hardship.