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Funeral for Suicide

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Q: I am concerned with the spate of recent suicide my Muslim youths in our community, what is even worse is the fact that people talk and argue on issues that they have no knowledge about. Like:

What is the ruling on burying someone that killed himself/herself?

Does one perform ghusl for this person, how is this ghusl performed?

Does one perform the salaahtul janazah? Is there a special way of performing it in this regard?

A: The Ghusl, Kafan and Janaazah Salaah for a person who committed suicide is the same as for any other person. He will be buried in the Muslim cemetery.

The sin of suicide is between him and Allah. We still have to follow the normal procedure in this regard.

Differences are for a person who was Murtad (apostate).

Allah Ta’aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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