Funeral prayer for person who commited suicide.
25 Aug 2011 11:40 GMT
 
Should a person who committed suicide be buried without a funeral prayer?

Answered by

the Fatwa Department Research Committee - chaired by Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî

The Permanent Fatwâ Committee of Saudi Arabia issued a fatwâ on this topic. They declared that since a person who commits suicide is still a Muslim, he must have a funeral prayer performed for him.

It is a major tenet in the creed of Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jamâ`ah that Muslims who commit major sins remain Muslims and do not become disbelievers by committing such sins.

However, it is permissible for the leader of the Muslim community to abstain from performing the funeral prayer in such circumstances and let others do it. This is similar to what our Prophet (peace be upon him) used to do by abstaining from offering the funeral prayers for those who engaged in major sins.

Source: Islam Today



-- Al Arabiya Digital


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