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Writing R.I.P (rest in peace) for a non-Muslim after his demise

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Q: Is it correct to write R.I.P (may he rest in peace) for a non-Muslim after his demise? What does Islam say about this?
A: It is not permissible in Islam to make dua for the forgiveness of a non-Muslim who has died upon kufr. Hence one should refrain from writing (R.I.P) for non-Muslims after their demise.
And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
وَلَا تُصَلِّ عَلَىٰ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُم مَّاتَ أَبَدًا وَلَا تَقُمْ عَلَىٰ قَبْرِهِ إِنَّهُمْ كَفَرُوا بِاللَّـهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَمَاتُوا وَهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ ﴿التوبة: ٨٤﴾
ويحرم سؤال العافية مدى الدهر أو خير الدارين ودفع شرهما أو المستحيلات العادية كنزول المائدة قيل والشرعية والحق حرمة الدعاء بالمغفرة للكافر لا لكل المؤمنين كل ذنوبهم (الدر المختار 1/ 522)
Answered by:
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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