Is It Permissible to Supplicate for Non-Muslim Family Members? Is It Permissible to Attend a Cremation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum,

1-Is it permissible to supplicate & recite Quran for non-muslim family members?

2-Also is it permissible to attend a cremation it being a family member?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

(1) Yes, it is permitted to supplicate and recite Qur’an (with the intention of cure) for living non-Muslims, yet not the deceased. (see: Can We Pray for Non-Muslims Who Passed Away?)

(2) Yes, you can attend as long as the funeral is free from any specifically religious activity. (see: Is a Memorial Service for a Non-Muslim Permissible in Islam?)

And Allah alone knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani