Q. If a person is a Muslim but afterwards started to live haram, eat haram, etc., doing everything against Islam, but that person says I am a Muslim, he knows surahs, Kalimah, etc., and says if I die bury me as a Muslim, how should that person be buried? What is the Shariah ruling?
A. Once the person confesses that he is a Muslim, and dies in this state, then you will have to bury him in accordance to Islamic rites.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan