The Official Website of the Office of His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-Sistani

A statement by an official source in the office of His Eminence-
Last night His Eminence Ayatollah Sistani had an incidental strain to his left leg which resulted in a fracture to his thigh bone and he will undergo surgery today, God willing, under the supervision of an Iraqi medical team.
We request all believers not to forget praying to Allah the Almighty for his recovery.

Question & Answer » Funeral Prayer

1 Question: What are the Mustahab acts to be done after a funeral ceremony?
Answer: It is Mustahab that when the persons who attended the funeral have departed, the guardian of the dead person or the person whom the guardian grants permission should recite the prescribed supplications for the dead person.It is Mustahab that after the burial, the bereaved family is consoled, praying for their well being. However, if the condolence is given long after the event, and if it serves to refresh the sorrowful memories, then it should be avoided.
It is Mustahab that food be sent to the members of the family of the deceased for 3 days. It is, however, Makrooh to take meal with them in their homes.
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