The above definition is right except in one point: Women ARE allowed to go to Muslim Burials. However, Wahhabis
(the extremist sect) are the only ones who don't let women go to graveyards/burials.
1) Zulfiqar: Salam Fatimah. Did you attend the funeral prayer of the Muslim Burial?
Fatimah: No because the Wahhabis won't let me.
2) Zulfiqar: Salam, Khadijah. Did you attend the funeral prayer of the Muslim Burial?
Khadijah: Yes because I'm not Wahhabi.
When a Muslim dies it is known as al-Mayyit
, deceased in Islam
Only Muslim men can attend a Muslim or Muslima burial. Women or females are strictly forbidden to attend funerals, by order of The Koran
. See The Prophet Muhammad
Women or females can only attend salat-l-janazh
, funeral prayers for the dead.
Before the Muslim deceased is taken to the Muslim cemetery, (if one available) there is a prayer given salat al-mayyit
, prayer of the dead.
It is important for Muslims to be buried as soon as they are considered deceased, and in some cases there have been recorded cases of Muslims been buried alive.
In The Koran it states that Muslims must not be buried in coffins, or have any headstones, or any flowers, or any mementos placed into graves, or any tombstone on the Muslim grave. The Koran states this is the most cost affective way in saving money and also honoring Allah. In some countries this is illegal to not be buried without a coffin, and so Muslims in some countries must be buried in coffins.
Autopsies are strictly forbidden for Muslims, unless a court rules in favor of an autopsy, and the Muslim's family has no choice but to accept the ruling.
The dead Muslim will be w...