when someone dies my family do a khatm on the 3rd day after the death and then on the 40th day, does mawlana also do this or is this only in pakistani culture and if not what does mawlana do after a family members death
wa `alaykum salam,
Islamically Khatm and the reading of Tahlil should be done on the 3 day, but in some countries due to certain cultures they do it on the 7th, and/or on the 40th day. It is not bad to do so, and it is not a sin if you don’t recite Holy Qur’an on the 40th or 7th day after the death. The requirement is on the 3rd day, but if you do extra it benefits as you are reciting Holy Qur’an on the person’s soul and sending that recitation as a gift to him which Allah(swt) will reward.
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani