Attending the funerals of non-Muslims

Q: Can I assist with / attend my uncle’s funeral (non muslim) in the month of Ramaadan? The funeral is on Saturday (27 July) and I would like to help my aunty at her house and in the hall (serving tea, etc)?


A: Muslims should not attend the funerals of non-Muslims.

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

وَلَا تُصَلِّ عَلَى أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُم مَّاتَ أَبَدًا وَلَا تَقُمْ عَلَى قَبْرِهِ إِنَّهُمْ كَفَرُوا بِاللَّـهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَمَاتُوا وَهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ ﴿التوبة: ٨٤﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)