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Burial with pacemaker

Fatwaa ID: 1898

Salaam brother – do we need to remove pacemaker for burial? My uncle is in icu and most likely pass (as Allah wills)

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala grant him shifaa with ‘aafiyah and make it easy for him and the family.

We understand that it is not easy to have the pacemaker removed. It requires a lengthy and somewhat difficult procedure. Accordingly, it will be permissible to bury with the pacemaker on. It will not have to be removed. Likewise, ghusl over it will be valid.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

04/28/1445 AH – 11/12/2023 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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