Contributing money for transporting foreigners deceased bodies to their home countries

Q: Foreigners in South Africa usually transport their dead by plane to their homeland for burial. This practice exists among Pakistanis, Indians and Bangladeshis. They are adamant on sending the body back to their respective country for burial. They even collect money for the transportation costs (which includes embalming of the body). Please issue a ruling on contributing for such purposes.

A: This is not a virtuous cause. You will not get any thawaab for this.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)