Title

COVID-19 and Islamic Burial Laws: Safeguarding dignity of the dead

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-30-2020

Capture Date

7-6-2020

Abstract

This article details Islamic burial laws along with farḍ kifāyah, and how Islamic Burial practices have been adapted to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The article details specific burial rituals, such as ghusl, kafan, and salat al-janazah. The article features Ahmed Al-Dawoody, legal advisor on Islamic Law at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Oran Finegan, head of Forensics at the ICRC. An audio file of the article is available on the ICRC website.

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