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Lifecycle Rituals: Islam

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Rites of Passage

Most religions mark significant points in their followers’ lives with special ceremonies. Islamic rites of passage focus on key teachings and the demands of living as a good Muslim.

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The Funeral Prayer

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Shrouding the deceased muslim

 

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Items used in Muslim burial preparation

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The grave should be perpendicular to the direction of the Qibla (Mecca) so that the body, placed in the grave without a coffin lying on its right side, faces Qibla.

Birth Rituals

Birth Rituals 

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