Ruling on the funeral rituals

Q 9: When a person working in the American army dies, (Part No. 7; Page No. 341

A 9: The funeral rituals mentioned in the question are innovations (in religion) and it is impermissible for Muslims to conduct or acknowledge them. Living persons must warn and forbid their next of kin against holding such innovations for them after their death to absolve themselves of any sins accrued either by their passive consent. We implore Allah to grant us safety.May Allah grant us success. May peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!