Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Burial Bungling

At the time of a burial there were many scholars present. Some when said to the person who was managing the things inside the grave that just turn the face and not the whole body towards Qiblah. (This is wrong. For one the body becomes stiff after sometime and the maneuvering of body is not possible. But more importantly the point of doctrine is that the position should be sleeping position for the dead body. Remember that after initial questioning of the soul the final words from the angels to a virtuous soul are the go to sleep like a bride.) If body is not stable after turning on its side them just put its back to the wall for support. The Scholars were present but they did not say anything (perhaps going by the common practice.)  This was the time when Hazrat Shaikh said in the raised voice to do the needful.  (To have knowledge is one the but to act on it is quite another.)

(Sitting (majlis) on Tuesday,  April 12, 2011AC)