The meaning structures of Muslim bereavements in Israel: religious traditions, mourning practices, and human experience

Title

The meaning structures of Muslim bereavements in Israel: religious traditions, mourning practices, and human experience

Creator

Yasien-Esmael H; Rubin SS

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2005

Subject

PedPal Lit; Attitude to Death/ethnologyBereavementCultural Characteristics Death FemaleFuneral Rites/psychology Humans Islam Israel Male Religion and Medicine Time Factors

Description

The grief and mourning of Muslim citizens in Israel are considered. First, a series of mourning customs spanning the period from notification of death until post-mourning are presented from 3 perspectives: (a) the requirements of the Islamic Sunni tradition; (b) the manner in which Islamic mourning rituals are practiced; and (c) the authors' interpretative perspective. Next, a synopsis of the personal experiences of two adult children to the death of their elderly father illustrates Muslim bereavement from a narrative point of view. Lastly, the concluding section continues a consideration of the distinction between the Islamic religious emphasis on return to functioning and the myriad ways in which the memory and relationship to the deceased are experienced. The article demonstrates how belief system, Islamic mourning rituals, and the power of loss create an experiential blend that is neither monolithic nor stereotypical.
2005

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. PedPalASCNET does not hold any rights over the resource listed here. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

495-518

Issue

6

Volume

29

Citation

Yasien-Esmael H; Rubin SS, “The meaning structures of Muslim bereavements in Israel: religious traditions, mourning practices, and human experience,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13608.

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