Escorting a non-Muslim funeral

Fatwa #960 Category: Death & Burial Country: Zambia Date: 23rd January 2024
Fatwa #960 Date: 23rd January 2024
Category: Death & Burial
Country: Zambia


Is it permissible to participate/escort a non-Muslim funeral?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is not permissible to attend or escort the funeral services of a non-Muslim. It is permissible to offer condolences to the family of the deceased.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best 

Mufti Bilal Pandor

Concurred by
Mufti Muhammad Patel

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah
Lusaka, Zambia


 [1]أحسن الفتاوى ج4 ص 243