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How to be there for Someone who is Grieving

Posted on 16 April 2020

You may find yourself avoiding a friend or family member when they lose someone close to them. Perhaps you are worried about saying the wrong thing and making things worse, or perhaps you are unsure what to say at all?

Remember that your support could really help – people who are grieving say that the worst thing someone can say is nothing.

Be present

Listen rather than talk

Be open and specific

Safe space

Quality time

Prayer or Dua


Help them find others to connect with

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No one is never really prepared for the paralysing pain of losing someone, yet Allah (SWT) reassures us that every hardship will eventually ease (94:5).