Day: April 15, 2020

Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America: Cremating bodies of those deceased due to Covid-19

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

The Resident Fatwa Committee of AMJA has received several questions concerning the issue of cremating bodies of those who have died as a result of Covid-19/Coronavirus. After deliberation and consultation, the Committee issued the following fatwa:

There is no disagreement among Muslims concerning the default ruling in this matter; in Islam, the cremation of corpses is considered mutilation and is thus prohibited.… Read the rest