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Death note

Fatwaa ID: 2002

Salaam, I know of a person who passed away but before he passed away he wrote death notes to people he loves. He died of a natural death he wrote the notes because he didn’t know when he would die and wanted to have one last message with his loved ones. Is that haram or is it permissible

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

It is not clear what you mean by death note. A death note generally refers to a note or message written prior to a suicide attempt. Suicide is obviously impermissible. If you are simply referring to messages the person has written to his loved ones prior to his death, that is permissible. One may write letters expressing his love, giving advices, etc. There is no problem in that.

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

06/16/1445 AH – 12/30/2023 CE | 746

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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