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FUNERARY RITES
FUNERARY RITES. [To articulate religious values and traditions reflected in funerary rites in modern Islamic societies, this entry comprises two articles: Legal Foundations and Modern Practice.] Legal Foundations The Qur’anic kerygma is grounded in the fact of human mortality, and death is referred to euphemistically as “the certainty” (al yaqin). Natural death is part of …