Fatwaa ID: 283
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و براكته
What should we say as condolence / taziyaat when non Muslim friends family members die?
Can we say
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
- It is permissible to extend one’s condolences to the bereaved family of a non-Muslim. You may pray for their solace and comfort during such sad moments. You may not pray for the deceased.
- It is permissible to say إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون upon hearing the news of the death of a non-Muslim. This is not a du’aa for the deceased but rather a reminder and a consolement for oneself and the living.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
06/12/1444 AH – 01/05/2023 CE | AML1-6777
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