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Sadaqah on behalf of a deceased non-Muslim

Fatwaa ID: 842

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Hope all is well.

Would like to know if someone’s mum passed away as a non Muslim, is there anything (charity on her behalf etc) she may do for her to perhaps lessen the punishment?


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

May Allaah Ta’aala grant comfort and solace to the bereaved family. If a non-Muslim passes away, there is nothing that can be done to lessen the punishment. Aside from it being futile, it will not be permissible to make du’aa for such a person or do any form good on their behalf. May Allaah Ta’aala grant us all a good ending.

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

08/22/1444 AH – 03/14/2023 CE | AML3-3282

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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