Muslim organisations unpack burial challenges

Pertinent issues relating to Muslim death and burial challenges were raised at a broad stakeholders meeting hosted by the Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum at the weekend. Held at the Darul Islam Boys campus in Surrey Estate, the conference brought together Muslim cemetery boards, undertakers, death registrars, burial societies, ghasiels[…]

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Kathrada to be buried on Wed

Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada’s funeral will take place on Wednesday, March 29 commencing at 10am at the Westpark Cemetery, Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg. The funeral ceremony is open to the public. The programme will include a political tribute session starting at 10am organised by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. Former President[…]

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Flood of support to bury ‘John Does’

Due to the swift response from the Muslim community, a Cape Town burial society says they were able to give two ‘John Does’ a dignified burial. On Thursday, surial services put out a call to the public for assistance in the burial of Amien Saeedi, a foreign national who passed[…]

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DHA, MJC host workshop for Muslim undertakers

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA), in facilitation with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) recently hosted a workshop for death registrars and Muslim undertakers in a bid to ensure the laws of the country are being adhered to during the burial process of deceased Muslims. The workshop follows two meetings[…]

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MJC, City and DHA hold meeting with death registrars

There needs to be more discussions with death registrars, burial societies and cemetery’s in order to ensure all parties are coordinated and up to speed on new legislation that has been implemented with regards to burial processes, according to Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) 1st deputy president, Sheikh Riyaad Fataar. A[…]

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