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Muslim attending wake, funeral and burial of a non muslim?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Question:

asalaam wa alaikum

I would like to know if it is permissible for a Muslim to attend the wake and funeral and burial of a non muslim?


Answer:

Wa Alaikumu Salam

Offering condolences is permissible. However, it is not permissible to attend the wake, funeral and burial of a non Muslim. (Fatawa Mahmoodiya, Vol.8, Pg.651 / Ahsanul Fatawa, Vol.4, Pg.243)

And Allah knows best
Mufti Waseem Khan

28/3/2013

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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