Funeral prayer for the one who has committed suicide

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Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/14742

Question: What is the ruling about offering the [funeral] prayer for the one who has committed suicide?

Response: The [funeral] prayer is to be performed over him, since he is a Muslim. However, the people of virtue are not to [perform the funeral] prayer over him – as a mark of rejecting what he did, and deterring the likes of him. As for the rest of the Muslims, they are to perform the [funeral] prayer over him, and it is not permissible to leave him be without offering the [funeral] prayer because he is a Muslim – even if he committed a major sin, he is still a Muslim.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.