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Attending the funeral of a non-Muslim.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Q. I have heard that as muslims we are not allowed to go to a non muslim’s funeral, but what if the deceased is a relative, friend or neighbour, in this case what is allowable for me?


A. It is permissible (for valid reasons) to attend the funeral of a non-Muslim. However, one must refrain from non Islamic practices or prayers. When there is no valid reason for attending such funerals, one should refrain, since he/she is forced to witness many things that are opposing to Islam.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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