The Janazah Namaz of a ‘BeNamazi’
If a kafir (non-Muslim) male or female accepted Islam but did not perform even a single Sajdah (prostration) of Namaz in their entire life, will their Janazah Namaz be performed (when they pass away), and will it be permissible or not to bury them in the Muslim cemetery?
Indeed, to perform his (or her) Janazah Namaz is Fard, and indeed he (or she) will be buried in the Muslim cemetery.
Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam says,
‘The Janazah Namaz of every Muslim deceased is Fard upon you, be he pious or a sinner; and even if he committed Kaba’ir (major sins).’
It has been narrated by Abu Dawud, Abu Ya’la and by Baihaqi in his Sunan, from Abu Hurairah Radiallaho Anhu with its merit, which is sound according to our principal.
The five daily prayers were Fard upon him; he omitted them due to the evil of his Nafs (i.e. his inner self).
The Janazah Namaz of a Muslim is Fard upon us, so why should we omit our Fard!
[And Allah Almighty Knows Best]
Name of Book: Fatawa Africa
Author: Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan
Translator: Muhammad Afthab Cassim Qaadiri Razvi Noori