Burying a person who says he is a Muslim

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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

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

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