U.B.L. Burial at Sea NOT Typical Islamic Tradition


related: Disposal of 9/11 Evidence Continues: Bin Laden Body Dumped at Sea

Nor Cal Truth   May 3, 2011  

U.S. officials have said that Usama Bin Laden’s burial at sea was Islamic Tradition if land could not be found.

An ABC article entitled, “Osama Bin Laden Sea Burial Video May Be Released” contains some important discussion on the subject of burial at sea and Islamic tradition.

The President of the Islamic forum for Democracy (who I don’t agree with on any other subject) apparently has said this:

“Dumping the body into the sea is not part of any Islamic ritual,” said Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a physician of internal medicine. “Koranic scripture says God created him and he must return to the earth.”

And there was more:

Tradition dictates that the body is washed by Muslim men and a funeral prayer is said, then it is buried as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours of death. The body is wrapped in a shroud of white cloth and the face is moved toward Mecca. The remains are always buried in the earth.

Similar to the orthodox Jewish tradition, bodies cannot be embalmed or in any way preserved and the coffin, if used, must be wooden.

Cremation is prohibited, because it is considered disrespectful, and unless a person died in an accident at sea, they would never be thrown in the water, according to Dr. Muzamil Siddiqi, chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America and a scholar on the legal systems of Islam.

“They don’t even have a casket — the body is in the ground,” he said. “After a person dies, the body is treated like any other human being. We don’t do a retaliation on the dead body.”

However there is not 100% consensus on the issue:

It is rare, but when a body must be buried at sea, there are rules, according to Al Islam online.

The body should be lowered into the water, “in a vessel of clay or a weight tied to its feet,” and as far as possible, it should “not be lowered at a point where it is eaten up immediately by sea predators.”

9 Responses to U.B.L. Burial at Sea NOT Typical Islamic Tradition

  1. […] related: U.B.L. Burial at Sea NOT Typical Islamic Tradition […]

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  3. […] From the outset, the news that the Navy SEAL team allegedly dumped Osama’s body into the sea has been the one that has left the public most skeptical. Originally justified as being a traditional Islamic way of disposing of a body, that information has now been revealed to have been part of a deliberate deception campaign, with government ip addresses having been responsible for adding information about burial at sea to the wikipedia article on the subject in the hours after the announcement. Many Muslim scholars have now come out to note that burial at sea is not a traditional Islamic practice. […]

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  4. […] bin Laden into the sea was not in tradition of typical Islamic burials as Obama wanted everyone to think. It is also an amazing disposal of evidence regarding 9/11 – do […]

  5. Interesting post we should all never forget it 😀

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