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Sadaqah on behalf of a deceased non-Muslim

Fatwaa ID: 842

Question:
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?

JazākAllah

Answer:
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
https://askthemufti.us/

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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