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South African Muslim group safely buries its virus dead

Added 01-26-21 04:03:02am EST - “Not even the full protective gear can mask the respect with which the men wash the body of a newly deceased member of their Muslim community.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “South African Muslim group safely buries its virus dead ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Not even the full protective gear can mask the respect with which the men wash the body of a newly deceased member of their Muslim community.

“To Allah we belong. Unto him shall we return. Ghusal Room 1,” reads a sign, referring to ghusal, the Muslim cleansing ritual, at the entrance to a room designated for victims of COVID-19.

The body is shrouded, placed in a coffin and buried in a nearby cemetery in Lenasia, a community of about 100,000 people on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

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