The Funeral of a Sinner (FATWA)

The Question


What do the scholars of the religion say in the following issue:


Is it permissible or not to have a funeral for such an individual who sometimes prays ṣalāh and sometimes does not?


Furthermore, is the funeral of the non-bāligh son of the one who does not pray ṣalāh permissible or not?


The Answer


Even though one who does not pray ṣalāh is a fāsiq, he is still a Muslim. Also, the ritual bath, shrouding, ṣalāh and burial of his immature child has the same ruling as any other Muslim. It has been stated in a Ḥadīth:


صلوا على كل بَرّ وفاجر

Pray upon all righteous and corrupt.


Allāh E knows best.

Answered by:

Imām Aḥmad Raḍā Khān V

Shaykh Abdul Samad al-Qadiri

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