The Funeral of a Sinner (FATWA)
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?
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.
Imām Aḥmad Raḍā Khān V