No need for lengthy burial ceremonies

Yusuf Haji burial

Relatives and friends of the late Garissa Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji at the graveside after he was interred at Langata Muslim Cemetery on February 15, 2021.


 

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Some burial rights and customs leave the families of the deceased in impoverishment.

Until this week, I had little knowledge about the burial rites of Muslims. Mr Yusuf Haji, the chairman of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and Senator for Garissa County, died early on Monday and he was buried before the end of the day.

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