Opera News

Opera News App

Why Muslims Have a Tendency to Bury The Dead Within Few Hours After Passing Away

Mrblogger
By Mrblogger | self meida writer
Published 17 days ago - 100 views

Has it ever occurred to you why Muslims have a tendency to bury the dead quickly? Well if that question has been an issue to you, then this article answers all that.



First, according to the Muslim culture, the burial of the deceased is a collective obligation (farḍ kifāyah) and because of that, the entire Muslim community will be guilty if a Muslim body is not buried, unless the burial was beyond their knowledge or capacity.

When a person is confirmed dead, their eyes and mouth are closed before three crucial rituals are performed and these are:

1 Washing of the corpse

2) Shrouding of the body

3) Saying of the "dua" prayer

Washing the bodies of the dead is considered a collective duty for Muslims and so it has to take place faster to avoid delaying of the burial. After washing, the body is properly dried and then covered with a sheet. Covering of the corpse (shrouding) is done using three white sheets which are first spread out and stacked one upon the other. The body is then placed on the sheets and the head is positioned such that it faces Mecca. The left hand of the deceased is placed on the chest, and finally the right hand is then placed on top of the left. Finally, family and friends of the departed then say "dua" a prayer that is meant to ask Allah to forgive the sins of their loved one.


Body wrapped in shroud Courtesy.


Burial then takes place within 24 hours and the body is laid to rest.

Essence of immediate burial

1) Burial takes place within 24 hours because in the Islamic religion, a dead person is considered unclean, so they are not supposed to interact with the living because it will also make them unclean.

2) It helps to prevent the body from emitting an odor especially in countries where temperatures are high and there are insufficient means to refrigerate the dead bodies.

3) It helps to alleviate the pain that family members and their loved ones might suffer. 

Do they practice body cremation?

No. Cremation is prohibited under Islamic law because, unlike in some cultures, it is considered a violation of the dignity of the human body.

Content created and supplied by: Mrblogger (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Muslim Muslims
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Video Of A Police Recruit Crying Loudly In Pain While Being Trained!

0 minutes ago

0 🔥

Video Of A Police Recruit Crying Loudly In Pain While Being Trained!

Inooro Tv's Ken Wakuraya Reveals His Mother Never Calls Him by His Name

9 minutes ago

25 🔥

Inooro Tv's Ken Wakuraya Reveals His Mother Never Calls Him by His Name

Mike Sonko Pose In A Family Photo from His Hospital Bed, Requests Kenyans to Pray for Him

13 minutes ago

203 🔥

Mike Sonko Pose In A Family Photo from His Hospital Bed, Requests Kenyans to Pray for Him

Oburu Odinga Denies Using the Word Deep State, Says State Machinery Blocked Raila From Presidency

28 minutes ago

79 🔥

Oburu Odinga Denies Using the Word Deep State, Says State Machinery Blocked Raila From Presidency

RIP: Sad After 6 People Succumb To A Grisly Road Accident Leaving Several Seriously Injured

30 minutes ago

126 🔥

RIP: Sad After 6 People Succumb To A Grisly Road Accident Leaving Several Seriously Injured

Vera Sidika Opens Up On Her Marriage, Family, Pregnancy, Business, Travel Life And Throws In Advice

36 minutes ago

13 🔥

Vera Sidika Opens Up On Her Marriage, Family, Pregnancy, Business, Travel Life And Throws In Advice

Garissa Residents are Happy That Eastleigh First Avenue to be Renamed For Yussuf Hajji Road

41 minutes ago

45 🔥

Garissa Residents are Happy That Eastleigh First Avenue to be Renamed For Yussuf Hajji Road

Prayers for your Dad

48 minutes ago

5 🔥

Prayers for your Dad

"Raila Will Soon Realize Ruto has Never Been the Enemy"-Kisiangani Sparks Reactions With Latest Post

53 minutes ago

151 🔥

Tragedy As Alshaabab Terrorists Attack Leaving Several Dead and Injured

54 minutes ago

61 🔥

Tragedy As Alshaabab Terrorists Attack Leaving Several Dead and Injured

COMMENTS