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Is the insane person held to account for actions that he did before he became insane?
Question:

Is the insane person punished for the actions he performed before the occurrence of the insanity - those (actions) which do not please Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, such as abandoning the prayer, fasts, obligatory charity and other than these given that in the beginning of his life, he was of sound mind but in later life the affliction of insanity occurred?
Answer:

His ruling in the days when he was of sound mind is like the ruling of all those who are mukallifoon (Islamically responsible for their own actions), those who are in possession of their intellect, in the account of reward and punishment. And his ruling in the days of his insanity is like the ruling of the rest of the insane people, in that the pen is raised from him.

And with Allaah is the tawfeeq. And may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and his Companions.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Shaykh `Abdullah bin Ghudayaan
Shaykh `Abdullaah bin Qu`ood
Shaykh `Abdur-Razzaaq al-`Afeefee
Fatwa 8302 P20 volume 6 Fataawa of the Permanent Committee
Translated by Abu Abdir Rahmaan Nasser ibn Najam
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