Sahih Muslim Hadith - 766

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Narrated AbuHurayrah

Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: When a man dies, his acts come to an end, but three, recurring charity, or knowledge (by which people) benefit, or a pious son, who prays for him (for the deceased).

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  4 years 17 weeks ago
To my understanding, this hadeeth tells us that once a person dies, he can do nothing else except be rewarded for the 3 things mentioned. He reaps the rewards in The Barzakh. The dead can no lonmger be of any benefit to the living. Instead, it is the living who could pray to invoke Allaah's blessings for the dead. It is wrong to think that the dead, especially those considered to be saints, can be of any service to the living. And Allaah knows best.
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