| Azlan Othman |
MANAGING a deceased person’s body is a communal obligation (Fardhu Kifayah) for Muslims. Having the knowledge and the ability to implement it means part of our communal responsibilities is fulfilled.
The obligation to execute it still needs to be embraced by all levels of the society in accordance to Islamic requirements. In this context, a workshop on such communal obligation was held for the female congregants of Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque. The objectives were to give understanding and knowledge on managing a deceased person’s body and to encourage participants to handle it in accordance with Al-Quran and As-Sunnah, to explain deviant elements against the Islamic teachings relating to managing a body and to enhance participants’ skills.
The three-day session ended yesterday with certificates presentation to 25 participants by the Officer in Charge of the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Zulkifli bin Haji Murat.
Among the topics highlighted during the workshop were etiquette when visiting ill patients, the responsibility of a Muslim towards another when dying, preparing funeral materials and handling funerals.