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Islamic Burial Rights2


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Islamic Burial Rights2

  1. 1. Islamic Burial Rights by Rashida Brookins, RN
  2. 2. Before Every Action <ul><li>Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem </li></ul><ul><li>Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘Alameen </li></ul><ul><li>Wa salaatu wa salaamu alaa Rasoolihil Kareem </li></ul><ul><li>With the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Especially Merciful </li></ul><ul><li>Allah Praise and Thanks is for Allah, Lord of the Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>And may the peace and blessings be upon His Noble Messenger </li></ul>
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Understanding Muslims, their faith and Culture, so that you might provide Culturally and Religiously sensitive services to Muslims and their families. </li></ul><ul><li>Towards Understanding Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Faith and Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Death and Dying in the Islamic Traditions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Towards understanding Islam
  5. 5. 5 & 6, The Basic Tenets <ul><li>Pillars </li></ul><ul><li>1.Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>2.Fasting </li></ul><ul><li>3.Charity </li></ul><ul><li>4.Hajj </li></ul><ul><li>5.Shahadah </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>1.Belief in God </li></ul><ul><li>2.Belief in Angels </li></ul><ul><li>3.Belief in the Books </li></ul><ul><li>4.Belief in Prophets </li></ul><ul><li>5.Belief in Day of </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul><ul><li>6.Belief in Al- Qadar </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Holy Quran
  7. 7. Mankind One Community <ul><li>The Quran affirms the unity of mankind and disapproves of any attempt to divide mankind into superior and inferior groups on the basis of colour, race, caste or creed. It tells us that &quot;mankind is but one community&quot; (2 : 213). </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>'O you who have believed, fear Allah, and let every soul look to what it has put forth for </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow—and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do' [59:18] </li></ul>
  9. 9. Faith and Practice
  10. 10. Hajj
  11. 11. Practice for Day of Jugement
  12. 12. Hagar and Ishmael
  13. 13. Waiting for Jesus
  14. 14. Islamic view of Illness <ul><li>In contrast to contemporary views, disease does not always have a negative connotation in Islam. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the classical Islamic scholar Imam al-Ghazzali, &quot;illness is one of the forms of experience by which man arrives at a knowledge of God.” </li></ul><ul><li>Other Muslim scholars argue that falling ill may be Allah's way of forcing the person to rest or care for the body before it deteriorates further. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Sleep the Twin Partner of Death
  16. 16. Death and Dying in the Islamic Tradition
  17. 17. <ul><li>Death is very agonizing; even the best of us will go through the pain, as did the best </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Death is not something that you can feel secure from, wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within fortresses built up strong and high.. (4:78). Indeed the death from which you flee—indeed it will meet you. (62:8) </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>O you who have believed, let not your wealth and your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. And whoever does that – then those are the losers. And spend from what We have provided you before death approaches one of you and he says, </li></ul><ul><li>“ My Lord, if only You would delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the </li></ul><ul><li>righteous!” But never will Allah delay a soul when its time has come. And Allah is all acquainted </li></ul><ul><li>with what you do. (63:9-11) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Do Not Wish for Death <ul><li>No matter how much it hurts, do not wish for death. </li></ul><ul><li>The Prophet said to his uncle ‘Abbaas : </li></ul><ul><li>“ Uncle, do not wish for death-for if you were good and lived longer, adding more good deeds to your good deeds is better for you. And if you were bad and lived longer, being given the chance to rectify your bad deeds, is better for you. So don’t wish for death.” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Upon Death <ul><li>The eyes and the mouth of the deceased should be closed, and the body covered with a clean sheet. Those present should say, “Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilayhi raji’un” (“ Surely we are from Allah, and to Him is our return ” [Al-Baqarah 2:156]). </li></ul>
  22. 22. Services of Funeral home <ul><li>Washing </li></ul><ul><li>Shrouding </li></ul><ul><li>Jannazah Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Burial at grave site </li></ul><ul><li>After Burial (Debts should be paid) </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural practices </li></ul>
  23. 23. What is a green burial?   <ul><li>                 </li></ul><ul><li>Simple and natural .   Green burial, or natural burial, ensure the burial site remains as natural as possible in all respects.  Interment of the bodies is done in a bio-degradable casket, shroud, or a favorite blanket.   No embalming fluid, no concrete vaults.  </li></ul>
  24. 24. Earth Friendly Coffins
  25. 25. Natural Burial
  26. 26. Shrouds
  27. 27. Shroud
  28. 28. Traditional Burial
  29. 29. Funeral Directors <ul><li>Washing/Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Burial </li></ul>