Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum

Janazah conditions for COVID-19 patients

The coronavirus pandemic has put into sharp focus the need for more stringent burial and cultural rites if a Muslim person dies of COVID-9. Ulema bodies across the country have deliberated extensively on this issue over the past few weeks as South Africa deals with the harsh reality of the[…]

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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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Six bodies released for burial: Muslim Undertakers

Following a lengthy and exhausting wait, a total of six bodies of deceased have been released to their family members for burial. This amid a severe backlog at the province’s Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) of 176 bodies awaiting postmortem. Speaking to VOC News, the chairperson of the Western Cape Muslim[…]

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Muslim undertakers protest outside Salt River mortuary

A group of Muslim undertakers under the Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum are gathering outside the Salt River Mortuary this morning to protest the current backlog of autopsies. The Forum says state mortuaries have had a long standing policy of prioritizing the autopsies Muslim bodies but this policy was allegedly[…]

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