Watch: COVID Pandemic Presents Challenges For Muslim Burials

As the COVID pandemic rages on, something we likely don’t think about unless we’ve been forced to think about it due to the unfortunate experience of losing a loved one during this pandemic is how COVID contact protocols change our burial rites. With many cities, states, and municipalities creating guidelines that those that passed from COVID must be cremated — which is against Islamic burial customs — burial rites during the time of COVID have been impacted, leaving many mourning families struggling to bury their dead in an Islamically acceptable manner.

May Allah make it easy for us.