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Should a person that has committed suicide be given a burial (Janazaah)?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Should a person that has committed suicide be given a Janazaah?


A. It is a serious crime to commit suicide which is a major sin in Islam. However, as is the case of any Muslim who is a sinner, a person who has committed suicide will be given Ghusal, Janazaah Salaah will be performed for him/her and he/she will be buried in a Muslim cemetery. (Shaami 1/119)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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