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Postponement of Burial Of Late Ajimobi: How Long Can a Muslim Corpse Last Before Burial?

timashem 06/26/2020

After the death of former Oyo state governor on Thursday, it was expected that he would be buried within 24 hours according to Islamic rites. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

But surpringly, the funeral rites of ex Senator and Governor, and has been postponed by the family.

The postponement was announced by Bolaji Tunji, a spokesperson for the family of the deseased.

According to the Nation Newspaper, Tunji told reporters in his Oluyole, Ibadan residence on Friday morning that the family would soon make an announcement of the burial programme. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

He said that the burial would be observed privately so as to be in accordance with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines.

Ajimobi died in a private hospital in Lagos on Thursday at 70 after being diagnosed of COVID-19.

How is funeral conducted in Islam?

Funerals in Islam is called "Janazah" in Arabic. It usually follows strictly specific rites which may be subject to regional interpretation and variation in custom. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

In all cases, burial rituals for sharia calls for burial of the body as soon as possible.

It follows a simple ritual involving bathing and shrouding the body, followed by salah (prayer).

In Islam, burial is usually within 24 hours of death. This is done to protect the living from any sanitary issues. But there are exceptions.

In the case of a person killed in battle or when foul play is suspected; it is important to determine the cause of death before burial.

Cremation of corpses is strictly forbidden in Islam.

Although rites of a burial is not constituted in the Qur'an, funerals hould normally take place as soon as possible. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

In view of this, is the family of the late Abiola Ajimobi not breaking Islamic rules for burial by not burying him within 24 hours?

Please share your views on this.

Source: opera.com
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Top Comments
Godofheaven · 06/26/2020
i av said it times without number dt did dt ar in islamic bondage ar in serious trouble. most bondage written by mohammed in islam ar outdated n can not fit-in in our modern day life if d family decide 2burry him in a years time wot s d business of any1,it s none of anybody business.d family nid 2break d useless law in d quiran bcoz god of mohammed refused 2wake him up. mohammed can not come out frm hell n challenged Ajimobi s family 4breaking man made law!
LawalKoladeJibril · 06/26/2020
You Can Only Find All This Things In Yoruba Land. They Are Very Backwards With The Knowledge Of Islam.The Northerners Will Never Behave In Such Manner. Let Us Be Watching What The Family Wants To Do With The Body. Yorubas With Useless Idear.
BolaAbdullahiZakariyah · 06/26/2020
when a man careless about what your immediate family practice, you likely be embarrassed at death.marrying christian without letting her know the beauty of your religion.so tinubu & co be deciving themselves
080335***** · 06/26/2020
A true muslim will act according to Islamic rule not according to his wish. It's not right to delay the corpse of muslim for bury beyond 24 hour.

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