Tuesday 10 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1442 - 27 October 2020
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The one who offers sacrifices to the jinn is not a Muslim

Question

If a person dies who offers sacrifices to the jinn, and he persisted in doing so, can the funeral prayer be prayed over him or du’aa’ be made for him?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

It is not permissible to offer the funeral prayer over him, or to wash him, or to shroud him. He cannot be considered to be one of the Muslims and he should not be buried with them, because he is a mushrik. The same applies to one who prays to the jinn or to the awliya’ (“saints”) or to the occupants of graves, or offers sacrifices to them. We seek refuge with Allaah.

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Source: Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), p. 149