Traveljunkieindonesia.com – My 77 year old grandmo from dad passed away peacefully a few days ago.
She had been ill for a long time, so it was not a shock.
It is a big relief that she is no longer in any pain or discomfort.
She was an amazing, talented, super-woman kind of woman, beautiful with gray eyes, sewed her own dresses, crocheted her own blankets, master chef, cooked up a storm, and did the book-keeping for her husband’s business.
She’s a muslim. In all cases, however, Islamic religious law calls for burial of the body, preceded by a simple ritual involving bathing and shrouding the body, followed by sholat (prayer). Cremation of the body is forbidden.
Well, burial rituals should normally take place as soon as possible and include:
1. Bathing the dead body, except in extraordinary circumstances as in battle of Uhud.
2. Enshrouding dead body in a white cotton or linen cloth.
3. Funeral prayer.
4. Burial of the dead body in a grave.
5. Positioning the deceased so that the head is faced towards Mecca (Makkah Al-Mukarramah).
More about Islamic funeral, visit here.
My daddy’s entire family is here, and we are all very busy preparing for her seven days.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
We love her. we love you, lady Kamira. See you in the next life.
Happy Sustainable Travels!