Companions buried in Palestine

This represents part two of a feature on the alleged graves of the prophets and companions situated in Palestine/Israel: The region of Palestine and Israel carries much significance in terms of Islamic history, not only for being home to one of the religion’s most important sites in Masjid Al-Aqsa, but[…]

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Graves of the Prophets and Companions

Written and anecdotal records state that the lands of Al-Sham, compromising what is present day Syria, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and parts of Turkey were blessed by the presence of many of the prophets and companions we as Muslims treat as the ‘founding fathers’ of our religion. The region very[…]

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Muslims reject burial of Sydney gunman

As the body of Sydney gunman remains in the morgue awaiting autopsy, leaders of the Australian Muslim community have abstained from claiming the dead body to offer it a funeral, with the city’s officials said that a “destitute funeral” will be the only solution left. “We don’t care about him,[…]

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Pierre Korkie laid to rest

Slain South African teacher Pierre Korkie was laid to rest in his hometown of Bloemfontein on Friday, in an emotional memorial and funeral led by family, friends and former colleagues. Korkie was killed in a failed rescue attempt last Saturday morning, after being held captive by Al Qaeda members for[…]

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Flight MH17 tragedy raises burial dilemma

As a new tragedy hit Malaysia Airlines, families of the Muslim victims of Flight 17 that crashed last Thursday over Ukraine lands controlled by pro-Russia separatists are concerned about the burial and funeral rituals for their dear one whose bodies were left to decompose in area hit by tensions. “I[…]

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