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Muslim and Islamic Funeral Customs and Rituals
According to Muslim funeral customs, the body should be buried as soon as possible within 24 hours after death. The body undergoes a ritual cleansing by family and friends, and is wrapped in a simple shroud of cotton or linen.
Under Islamic law the body is buried in a grave and cremation is forbidden.
Funeral prayers (known as the Janazah) are recited at the mosque by relatives and friends. At this time the deceased body is present. After the funeral prayers the deceased is taken to the place of burial.
The grave should be perpendicular to the direction of the Qibla (i.e. Mecca) so that the body, placed in the grave without a coffin lying on its right side, faces the Qibla. Grave markers are simple, because outwardly lavish displays are discouraged in Islam. Graves are frequently marked only with a simple wreath, but it is becoming more common for family members to erect grave monuments.
Muslim / Islamic Funeral Rituals
We have arranged many Muslim funerals for Manchester's Muslim community offering various burial options. We pride ourselves on providing your exact requirements for your loved ones.
For Free advice & support regarding Muslim funerals Call our customer care team on 0161 483 3263.
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C. Middleton & Son Ltd Funeral Directors
436 Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport, SK2 7JQ
Tel: +44(0)161 483 3263
Fax: +44(0)161 419 9901
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