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Muslims and Mortuaries: Permissible Ownership?

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Q: Is it permissible for a muslim to own a mortuary?


A: It is permissible.

( و ) تصح إجارة أرض ( للبناء والغرس ) وسائر الانتفاعات كطبخ آجر وخزف ومقيلا ومراحا حتى تلزم الأجرة بالتسليم أمكن زراعتها أم لا بحر (الدر المختار 6/30)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.