Traditions and customs: how do you bury a Muslim?
How is a Muslim buried? The question, of course, is not easy. Islam dictates to its followers certain laws of burial. These are the so-called Sharia law. In this article I will tell you how the ritual of the burial of a Muslim occurs.
How a Muslim is buried: what to do before death
The Shari'ah prescribes and predestines the whole lifeadherents of Islam from birth to death. So, while the dying person is still alive, he lay on his back so that his legs "looked" in the direction of Mecca. Then a very loud prayer begins. It is necessary for the dying person to hear it. Before death, any Muslim should give a sip of cold water. To cry before him is strictly forbidden!
What to do after death
When a Muslim is dead, it is necessary to tie his chin, close his eyes, straighten his arms and legs and cover his face. On his stomach should be put something heavy.
How a Muslim is buried: bathing
Before the burial itself it is necessary to conductbody washing procedure. As a rule, the funeral of a Muslim occurs only after a triple ritual ablution, in which no less than four people of the same sex participate as the deceased himself.
The first time washed with water with cedar powder dissolved in it, for the second time in it camphor is dissolved, and the third ablution is carried out simply by pure water.
How a Muslim is buried: burial
Sharia law prohibits burying Muslims in theclothes. This is done in one shroud. The material from which it is made must correspond to the material condition of the deceased. It is forbidden to cut hair and nails to the deceased! His body must be flavored with all sorts of oils. Then prayers are read over him, after which he is wrapped in a shroud, making knots at the head, at the waist and at the feet.
The nodes are decoupled immediately before thethe way the body begins to be lowered into the grave. The deceased, wrapped in a shroud, put on a stretcher and thus delivered to the cemetery. Lower the body necessarily with your feet down. After that, a handful of earth is thrown into the pit and water is poured. The fact is that Islam does not allow burying the dead in coffins. Exceptions are cases where the deceased was dismembered, or the body has already decayed.
Curiously, the grave can dig completelyarbitrarily. Everything depends on the local land relief. The burial is accompanied by reading the prayer from all those present. They mention the name of the deceased. The Sharia does not approve of the tombstone, in which the image of the deceased person is present.
On what day do they bury Muslims?
It is advisable to carry out the burial on the same day,when a person died. This happens if death caught him during the day. In this case, the ablution procedure takes place before sunset. After the burial is carried out.
Why are the Muslims buried while sitting?
This is due to certain representationsMuslims about the afterlife. They believe that, after the death of the physical body, the soul remains in it until the Angel transfers death to the Angel of Paradise, who will prepare it for eternal life. But before that, the soul of the deceased must answer several questions. To make this happen in conditions of propriety, the Muslim and arrange a grave in which he sits, and does not lie.