Unfounded practices after a person passes away

Q: I have a question to ask on behalf of a friend of mine. She told me that her fathers brother had passed away and now for three weeks in a row her father is making her do something called amal-e-haziraat. She was blindfolded on a prayer mat with candles around her and a friend of her fathers read something through the phone and blew it and she was told to imagine herself in a place. She saw a big golden gate and she saw a man with a white face. She couldn't really see the face. Then she was asked to ask the man to show her her uncle. She saw her uncle and her uncle didnt want to speak to her. After that she fainted, and since the first time she has done this, she has been getting really depressed and she sees her uncles face wherever she goes. While she was sitting in her room she could see her uncles face in 7 different places in the room. She is really worried now, she cant pray anymore or concentrate in her prayer. She is still young and her father has said he is making her do it because she is still young and has a better brain. Her mother is against it and her dad has told her strictly not to mention this to anyone. She has done this once and she has to do this 2 more times. She has to go to her uncles grave, now she really wants to know what this is, and the only reason she is doing this is because of her father. 

A: Don't pay attention to this. Read namaaz on time and recite the Qur'aan in the mornings and evenings.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)