Last Updated on 16th July 2021
Huzooraa was asked about:
1. offering the janazah prayer of non-Ahmadis…
Huzooraa, in a letter dated 14 January 2020, gave the following reply to these questions:
1. “The standpoint of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat with regard to offering the funeral prayer of non-Ahmadis is that it can in no way be right to offer the funeral prayer of someone who used to openly brand the Promised Messiahas as a liar or a disbeliever.
“In the case of someone who, although did not deny the claims of the Promised Messiahas but nor confirmed them, if other people [i.e. non-Ahmadis] are available to offer their funeral prayer, then Ahmadis should refrain from it.
“However, if a Muslim passes away somewhere where there is no one present to offer their funeral prayer, then Ahmadis would offer his janazah behind an Ahmadi imam because a person who professes the shahada must not be buried without a janazah.”