Death in Islam Essay

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Death in Islam If possible, before a Muslim dies, the call to prayer should be whispered into the persons ear. Just as this happened at birth, so Allah should be the last word a Muslim hears before death.

After death Muslims believe the soul waits in barzakh, (place of waiting for Judgement Day). When judgement comes God will deal with everyone according to their actions. After judgement the dead will be restored to their bodies, hence Muslims will not cremate their dead.

As soon as possible after death the body is given a ritual washing called Ghusl. This is to wash away all sin so the body can
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Allah will put people's bodies back together again at the Day of Judgement:

Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones? Indeed, We have the power to restore his very finger tips. Surah 75:3-4

While people are standing by the grave the opening Surah of the Qur'an is read:

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds. Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgement, You alone do we worship and Your aid we seek. Show us the straight way, the way of those to whom You have given Your favour, and not of those who go astray. Surah 1

Then, once the body is in the ground, people say:

From the earth have We created you, and into it We shall return you and from it shall We bring you forth once more. Surah 20:55

Graves are raised above ground level so that people do not walk on them and large tombstones or decorations are discouraged

Another major monotheistic religion is Islam. Islamic people believe in a peace from "total submission to and acceptance of the One and Only God (Allah) and His will" (Sedki Riad, 1). People who submit themselves to Allah are called "Muslims". Muslims believe that their lives on this earth are only a transition that precedes their afterlife.

Muslims ancestors were ancient Arabs. "The ancient Arabs had

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