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Funerary practices
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Manifest in the funerary practices of Muslims is a tension between juridical prescriptions and social practices. The specific issues that have given rise to this sort of tension, of varying intensity, have differed from one historical context to another. Religious scholars in early Islamic towns in Iraq, for example, had radically different preoccupations about death rites than did…

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Halevi, Leor, “Funerary practices”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27205>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004252677, 2013, 2013-2

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