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10 Muslim Funeral Traditions


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Consoling Family and Friends
Just like in other faiths, comforting the bereaved is an important part of the Muslim mourning process.
Just like in other faiths, comforting the bereaved is an important part of the Muslim mourning process.
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Consoling grieving friends and family is important in the Muslim community and doesn't have many rigid rules governing how to comfort those in mourning. It's traditional to reach out to the mourning family with sympathy and with food for three days after the funeral.

Like in many other cultures, offering help and condolences to the mourning family is considered an essential part of dealing with death. It's also common to bring food to the mourning family after a Muslim funeral, so that they won't have to worry about details like cooking as they cope with the loss of a loved one.

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