Fatwa ID: 04924
Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Is it permissible to pray Salatul Janazah over someone who committed suicide?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
According to Imam Abu Hanifa (RA), Janazah salah would be prayed over someone who committed suicide and he would also be buried in a Muslim cemetery. (Fatawa Hindiyyah p.163 v.1)
A hadith which can be found in Sahih Muslim, Sunan Tirmizi and Sunan Nasai, narrated by Saaiduna Jabir Bin Samurah Radiallahu Anhu that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam did not pray over an individual who committed suicide, is interpreted as being out of warning and not to indicate the impermissibility of praying Janazah over such a person. (Sharah Muslim p.314 v.1 & Dars Tirmizi p.337 v.3).
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Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
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