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Attending the funeral ceremony of a non-Muslim

Question:
 

I would like to know if it’s permissible for a Muslim person to go a Christian prayer meeting for the death. Eg, if my Christian mother in law should pass on and they have a prayer meeting for her, is it permissible for me to attend that gathering because of it being my wife’s mother.

Answer:
 

No. you cannot attend the prayer meeting. You may go and offer your condolences at a time when no prayers are taking place.
 

And Allah knows best
 

Suhail Tarmahomed (Mufti)

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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