Funeral Ceremonies in Islam and Zoroastrianism: A Comparative Study

  • Kulsoom Fatima Department of islamic learning,University of Karachi

Abstract

The body of deceased carried out through different ways in every religion and community. Islamic law (sharia) calls for burial of the dead as soon as possible, predated by a simple ritual which involves bathing and shrouding the body, The Islamic way of funeral shows respect of human being either they are alive or dead, while it is believed in Zoroastrianism the death as ritual impurity and the dead body is disposed-off in Dakhma by vultures. This article represents the difference of funeral ceremonies in Islam and Zoroaster religion whereas the ceremonial exercises are discussed from beginning to an end.

Published
2020-01-02
How to Cite
Fatima, K. (2020). Funeral Ceremonies in Islam and Zoroastrianism: A Comparative Study. The Islamic Culture "As-Saqafat-Ul Islamia" الثقافة الإسلامية - Research Journal - Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, University of Karachi, (42). Retrieved from http://theislamicculture.com/index.php/tis/article/view/606