Can one say inna lillaheat the death of a disbeliever.
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Should we say INNAILLAHI WAINNALILLYHI RAJIOON upon death of non-Muslim?
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Can one say inna lillaheat the death of a disbeliever
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 155-157:
155 Be sure We shall test you with something of fear, and hunger, some loss in goods, or lives, or the fruits (of your toil); but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.
156 Who say when afflicted with calamity: "Inna lillahe wa inna ilayhe rajeoon (To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.)
157 They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.
The believers are prohibited from making any supplications for a deceased disbeliever; but there is absolutely no harm if one declares the statement of truth Inna lillahe wa inna ilayhe rajeoon at the affliction of any calamity whatsoever.
If the death of a disbeliever is a calamity or an affliction for any believer (ie. the deceased disbeliever happens to be the father, mother, kith or kin, friend, or a loved one of a believer, etc.), and the believer declares inna lillahe wa inna ilayhe rajeoon, there is absolutely no harm.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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