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I am a revert Muslim. Can I attend a Buddhist family funeral?

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My family is Buddhist and I am a revert Muslim. Am I allowed to go to my family funeral? (Can I attend Buddhist Funeral as a Muslim?) Thank you so much.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is not permissible to attend to the religious activities of a non-muslim funeral. However, a very close family member may confine his presence to the funeral to express or accept condolences to the bereaved family 1.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Bilal Issak

Student Darul Iftaa
Leicester, England, UK 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] Fatawa Mahmudiyyah V 13 page 440, Maktabah Mahmudiyyah

   Kifayatul Mufti, V 4 Page 190, Maktabah Haqqaniyyah

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