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Hoping that a non-Muslim is raised as a Muslim in the Hereafter

Fatwaa ID: 381

Respected Mufti sahib, assalamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaah
Following message is from a revert sister whose mum passed away recently as a non believer…she’s asking a question whic implies that she is “hoping” her mum is raised as a believer…can she make this type of du’a and can we make it as well as she is asking us to make it too. Following is her message:

وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

Alhumdulilah… Appa please make duaa that Allah raises her on the day of reckoning as a believer… it’s heart breaking knowing she gone and on top she will be cremated💔

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

May Allaah Ta’aala make it easy for her and grant her sabr jameel. This is a difficult and emotional moment for her. However, even during such times, Islam has taught us and advised us with guidelines. It is not permissible to make du’aa hoping that a non-Muslim deceased is raised as a Muslim. A person will be raised as he died. This cannot be changed. We have been prohibited from making du’aa for them after their death.

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

06/20/1444 AH – 01/13/2023 CE | AML1-6867

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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