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Burial in non-Muslim graveyards

Question: 1827

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?

Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah and his family.

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


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

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