Assalam 'Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Indeed this is a huge part of the Fitnah in this Ummah. My dear respected brother Tariq, indeed you know best what I meant.
I just want to mention something which I have seen in the thread, which is not Islamic. Therefore I just want to clarify it, for the benefit of all those who read this post inshaAllah. May Allah accept from us.
"Rest in peace" (Latin: Requiescat in pace) is a short epitaph or idiomatic expression wishing eternal rest and peace to someone who has died. The expression typically appears on headstones, often abbreviated as "RIP". The phrase or acronym is commonly found on the grave of Catholics, as it is derived from the burial service of the Catholic Church, in which the following prayer is said at the commencement and conclusion. -Wikipedia-
Brothers and sisters! This is a Phrase which are specially used by Catholics (a sect of Christianity). Prophet (pbuh) said, "You will follow the ways of those who were before you span by span and cubit by cubit, to the extent that even if they enter a lizard’s hole, you would follow them." The Companions asked, "O Messenger of Allaah, is it the Jews and Christians [whom you mean]?" The Prophet, , said: "Who else?" [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
Let us use Islamic ways of condolence, with Islamic Phrases. (Example: To Allah we belong, and to Him we shall return."
Wassalam 'Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh