Tuesday, June 25, 2024
No menu items!

Burial with pacemaker

Fatwaa ID: 1898

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

Answer:
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
https://askthemufti.us/

04/28/1445 AH – 11/12/2023 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

__________________
Disclaimer

Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.