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That is how Allah wants us to care

Seise, Claudia (Azizah) (2019) That is how Allah wants us to care. AboutIslam.

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Abstract

A few days ago, I attended my first funeral prayer in a mosque. It was conducted right after the mid-day prayer. The dead person was brought into the mosque in a coffin and placed in front of the imam. It was a strange feeling to know that we stood there to pray over our fellow Muslim sister. Before that she would stand with us to bow down to Allah, now she was there in the coffin placed in front of us. And I had to remember a slogan I once read: ‘Pray to your Lord, before people pray over you.’ But there was something else that made me reflect deeply of what our Lord wants from us. He wants us to care for our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters. We Are One Big Family Caring for our Muslim brother or sister means that we see them as part of our big Muslim family. And what does it mean when we say that all Muslims are one big family? It means that we love them because they are our family. And we care for them because we are one family. Praying the funeral prayer over our Muslim sister is part of that care. We show her the last respect. And we show that we care. We show that we counted her as part of our big Muslim family. However, to turn away, to walk away from the two minutes it takes to conduct the funeral prayer would imply that we do not care.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 8382/72340
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allah want us to care, Muslim relationship
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Dr. Claudia Seise
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 13:01
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 13:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72340

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