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Living near a crematorium

Fatwaa ID: 1945

اسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Mufti Sahab,

This question is for my friend who recently bought a house in one neighborhood where crematorium is being built in it. They are tried to stop it through petitions but it didn’t help and crematorium is getting ready.
As Muslims what is advisable in this scenario. Should he relocate or stay in same neighborhood where majority is hindus and near crematorium.
Jazakallah Khair.

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

A Muslim should always be in a place that is conducive to his spiritual growth and well-being. Living around Muslims is indeed a delight and a strengthening of the brotherly bond. Nonetheless, it is not necessary for your friend to relocate. If he does, then that may be better for him.

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

05/10/1445 AH – 11/24/2023 CE | AMG1-3602

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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