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If attending the funeral of a non-Muslim is Haram, then what do you have to say about the following Hadith?

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It’s reported that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, stood with respect at a funeral procession, and upon being told that it was for a Jew, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, replied: ?Isn?t he a human being??(Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).

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The incident was not at a funeral procession.

If it was at a funeral procession, then there was no need for such a
question as it would be a known fact that it is a funeral of a Jew. In fact,
it is far fetched to think that the Sahaabi (Radhiallaahu Anhu) who had a
doubt on the mere standing of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) upon
seeing the Janaaza, would have been at the funeral.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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