When I Die Bury Me As a Muslim
When I Die Bury Me as a Muslim by Jamella A. Jihad
The proper burial of a Muslim is a very spiritual and sacred part of our worship. One should seek to understand these rites, which makes for a simple and beautiful occasion.
I was inspired to write this booklet after the transition, death, of my beloved friend Sister Leah Henton. What should have been a beautiful and dignified occasion became a heart-breaking experience because of a decision that Leah's husband made that would leave her family, especially her parents, with heart-breaking memories of how their daughter, a Muslim, was laid to rest and buried.
The purpose of this booklet is to assist and enlighten Muslims and Non-Muslim family members in the preparing and arranging of the Janazah (funeral) of our deceased Muslim loved ones.