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Burial in non-Muslim graveyards

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Publication : 11-08-1998

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Question

What is the ruling about burying a Muslim in a non-Muslim graveyard, when it is not permitted to bury anyone outside the designated graveyards and there are no cemeteries just for Muslims in most parts of the U.S. and Europe?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

It is permissible to bury a Muslim in a non-Muslim graveyard in a non-Muslim country if it is necessary to do so.

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Source: Majma’ al-Fiqh al-Islami (Islamic Fiqh Council), p.43