Lumut Primary School teachers learn Muslim burial rites

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LEARNING the proper Islamic funeral rites can help prepare family members on what to expect when dealing with deaths in the family.

This was said by participants of a workshop on how to prepare a deceased Muslim body for burial. The workshop was held at the Lumut Primary School yesterday as part of the school’s outreach programme, where participants comprised the school’s teaching staff.

At the end of the workshop, participants said they have learned how to properly estimate shrouds, ways on how to clean the deceased, and the right way to dress in order to shroud the bodies.

Participants were given a practical training using a dummy by Belait's Mosque Affairs Officer Hj Haslan Hj Shahbuddin.

Noraini Hj Ahmad, a religious teacher at the school, said that though funerals are common in the community, there may not be a lot of people who know on how to properly prepare a body for burial.

She shared that she had previously attended a similar course, but still had some questions on how to properly estimate the amount of shroud and other funeral rites necessities such as “kapur barus” (camphor).

Alhamdulillah, through this workshop, now all the things I was uncertain of regarding preparing a body for burial have been clarified,” she said.

During the practical, Hj Haslan demonstrated ways on how to properly dress the deceased; this includes the proper methods of taking measurements and the use of six layers of shroud to cover the deceased bodies, amongst other considerations.

He also showed different ways of how deceased male and female bodies should be covered and bathed.

The Brunei Times