Is it permissible to manufacture and sell coffins?

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Ref no: 0074#

Date: Monday, May 02, 2011

Category

Funeral

Title

Is it permissible to manufacture and sell coffins?

Question

 

Is it permissible to manufacture and sell coffins?

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

According to Shariah, in some instances such as soft ground etc it is permissible to bury a Muslim in a coffin. Therefore, since it is permissible for a Muslim to make use of a coffin, the sale and manufacture of coffins by a Muslim will be permissible (Shaami Vol.2 Page 234).

 

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyya

 

 

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