Havng mercy upon an open sinner

Reference: Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah – Volume 6, Page 496

Question: When a Muslim dies, is it permissible to have/show mercy to him if he was a faasiq (open sinner) during his life?

Response: Yes, it is permissible to have/show mercy to him, and to supplicate for him to be pardoned and forgiven, as the funeral prayer should [also] be prayed upon him if he was a faasiq (open sinner) and not [if he was] a disbeliever.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– 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.