Hasan on Funerals: How to console non-Muslims at their funerals

Ibn al-Qayyim reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you console a non-Muslim citizen (dhimmi), then say: May nothing beset you but goodness.”

Huraym reported: I heard al-Ajlah, may Allah have mercy on him, console a Christian and he said, “You must be mindful of Allah and be patient.”

Mansur reported: Ibrahim, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you intend to console a man from the people of the Book, then say: May Allah increase your wealth and children and lengthen your life.”

Harb reported: I said to Ishaq, may Allah have mercy on him, “How is an idolater consoled?” Ishaq said, “It is said: May Allah increase your wealth and children.”

Source: Aḥkām Ahl al-Dhimmah 1/438

عن ابن القيم قَالَ الْحَسَنُ رحمه الله إِذَا عَزَّيْتَ الذِّمِّيَّ فَقُلْ لَا يُصِيبُكَ إِلَّا خَيْرٌ

وعن هُرَيْم قَالَ سَمِعْتُ الْأَجْلَحَ رحمه الله عَزَّى نَصْرَانِيًّا فَقَالَ عَلَيْكَ بِتَقْوَى اللَّهِ وَالصَّبْرِ

وعن مَنْصُورٍ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ رحمه الله قَالَ إِذَا أَرَدْتَ أَنْ تُعَزِّيَ رَجُلًا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ فَقُلْ أَكْثَرَ اللَّهُ مَالَكَ وَوَلَدَكَ وَأَطَالَ حَيَاتَكَ

وعن حَرْب قُلْتُ لِإِسْحَاقَ رحمه الله فَكَيْفَ يُعَزَّى الْمُشْرِكُ قَالَ يَقُولُ أَكْثَرُ اللَّهُ مَالَكَ وَوَلَدَكَ

1/438 أحكام أهل الذمة