Attending Mushriks’ Weddings & Funerals – Fatwas of the Permanent Committee

Q 5: Is it permissible for a Muslim who believes in one God to participate in the wedding ceremonies of Mushriks (those who associate others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), and help them arrange such ceremonies on account of a blood or marriage relationship, or the like? Also, is it permissible to attend their funerals, without praying for their dead, and the burial? Is it permissible to sit and commiserate with them?

Ans:

It is not permissible to share in their occasions, which involve Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) or Bid`ah (innovation in Islam).

Moreover, it is not permissible to follow their funeral processions; because this is a type of forbidden association with them.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member – Member – Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd – Salih Al-Fawzan – Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah Al Al-Shaykh

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The fifth question of Fatwa no. 21587

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