Muslim customs surrounding death, bereavement, postmortem examinations, and organ transplants.
Muslims are always buried, never cremated.
It is a religious requirement that the body be ritually washed and draped before burial, which should be as soon as possible after death.
Those carrying out this duty should be immunised against hepatitis B and be aware of the hazards of AIDS.
Muslim women never attend burials and it is rare for funeral directors to be involved.
Muslim jurists from the Arab world can justify organ transplantation, but those from the Indian subcontinent are against it.
They are united in the belief of the sacredness of the human body and thus deplore postmortem examinations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Homme, Musulman, Mort, Deuil, Autopsie, Transplantation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Human, Muslim, Death, Mourning, Autopsy, Transplantation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0663780
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 09/06/1995.