NEW BOOK RELEASE 2021:
The Muslim Funeral Guide
The Lamppost Education Initiative is pleased to announce our second edition of the Muslim Funeral Guide. This unique guide provides critical information about how Islam views death and dying and how our funeral rites are connected to this Islamic outlook. This book guides Muslims and Non-Muslims through the process of death, the washing and shrouding of the body, the Janazah prayer, and the burial. In addition, the author of this work, Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali, provides some beautiful gems straightforwardly explaining Islamic funerals.
What makes this work truly unique from other works on Janazah are the explanations provided for Non-Muslim friends and family members. In addition, this work contains a Question and Answer section for Non-Muslims. Thus, this book serves as an easy-to-read guide for Muslims with non-Muslim family members and friends. The work also contains a will that Muslims can use to ensure that their burial rights are secured and buried by Islamic rites. Listen to this brief video from Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali on this work.
Please support our efforts to make this book available FREE to selected Masajid, Funeral Homes, and other institutions. Purchase several copies of the work or simply donate to the Lamppost Education Initiative. Click the link below to find out and donate to our upcoming projects and efforts.
Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali
He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion (2016) and an M.A. in Ethics and Social Theory (2012) from the Graduate Theological Union. He obtained his B.A. (ijaza ‘ulya) in Islamic Law (Shariah) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fes, Morocco in 2001. He served as full time Islamic chaplain at the State Correctional Institute of Chester, PA from 2002-2007, and is the founding director of the Lamppost Education Initiative. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Islamic law and Prophetic Tradition at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. His research interests include the interconnection between law and identity formation, comparative Islamic law, and Islam’s role in the modern world.
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