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Religious Rituals’ Reflection of Current Social Conditions in the Middle East

Ingvild Flaskerud

to comply. In addition, Al-Azhar issued a fatwa replacing the common funeral prayer ( salat al-janazah ) with the exceptional salat al-gha´ib . This regulation proved more difficult for people to accept as Salat al-Janazah is an obligatory prayer

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The Politics of Islamic Death Rituals in the COVID-19 Era

The Case of Egypt

Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal and Matthew Ryan Sparks

schools of thought, these mandates, practices and restrictions concerning death and burial remain similar ( Gatrad 1994 ). Essentially, Islamic burial practices can be divided into washing the body ( ghusl ), shrouding the body with kafan , funeral prayer

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Sacred Necroresistance in India-Administered Kashmir

Umer Jan

organised funeral prayers, in absentia, for insurgents and civilians. Thereafter, the students also shouted slogans against the Indian state and in favour of Kashmir's azadi (‘freedom’), as they continued rallying within the campus and, during some