Attending funerals of non-Muslim relatives

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: We are not allowed to attend non-Muslims funeral, so how do we arrange or attend a funeral of a relative if we are Muslim converted to Islam and our family are not Muslim ?


A: You may offer your condolence. However, you should not participate in any funeral ceremony.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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