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Angelita Cook Catholicism
Disposal of the Body
Requirements for Burial Heaven or Hell?
Heaven or Hell? Resurrection
Annointing of the Sick Purgatory & Limbo
Buddhism For Buddhists the awareness of death is an important concept. Being aware of death gives them a chance to live a better life.
In Buddhism when you die you can either be one of two things:
– 1) You will be reborn into another body which is called reincarnation
– 2) You will enter a state called Nirvana In Buddhism one has to try to escape the cycle of death and rebirth.
Reincarnation keeps the person in that cycle because they let desire in.
In order to escape the cycle of death and rebirth one has to let go of desire and reach a state of Nirvana.
Nirvana is known as extinction of all desire. Funeral Rites-Buddhism
Funeral At the time of the person’s death, that person should
make the effort of saying one of Buddha’s many
names as a sign that Buddha is on that person’s mind.
Cremation of the body doesn’t happen soon after the
death so that relatives from other parts can come and
visit the body.
Once the person is dead family members pour water
over the hand of that person that died.
Once that is done then they place the person in the
coffin and decorate it with candles sticks of incense
and Funeral Rites-Buddhism
Funeral Monks come to the
home of the deceased
many times during a day
to pray from the
When the monks are
there the family makes
food offerings to the
monks as a sign of
thanks. Also food offering is
given to the deceased
called the Matakabhatta
(one who is dead).
Website of a Buddhist
Funerals Care for the Dead
Shiva Tombstone Symbols
Tombstone Symbols Afterlife?
Afterlife? Islamic Beliefs
Islamic Muslims believe that the way they live their
Muslims lives now is the test for where they go in the
afterlife (receiving the gift of paradise or not).
afterlife Muslims believe that if you follow Allah’s
(God) teachings that they will be able to enter
paradise. When a person dies, they are faced with Allah
where he decides what your fate is in the
afterlife. Rules for Paradise
He judges you in three areas:
– 1) What each person’s
beliefs or actions were
during their life,
– 2) What each person’s
action and beliefs towards
– 3) How each person lived
their life according to the
Qu’ran the best they could.
Qu’ran For those who did not follow
any of the rules will live for all
eternity in hellfire because
there is no second chance for
another Belief in Life After Death
Belief Muslims believe that
believing in life after death
helps the world gain peace
and also helps them be more
responsible for their actions
during their lives.
By denying that there is no
life after death could bring
destruction of society like
violence and all sorts of
evils. Islamic Funerals
Islamic Basic rules for how a Islamic funeral should be carried out.
– Consult doctor to make sure the deceased is really dead,
not in coma.
– Someone close to the deceased should close the deceased’s
– Allowed to cry for three days. Not allowed to yell or weep.
– Women are allowed to mourn for three days.
– Recommended to prepare food for family of deceased. Islamic Funerals
Islamic The deceased should be
bathed before burial: men
by men, women by women
or spouse by spouse.
When it comes to carrying
the coffin they should
People who have come to
the funeral should either
walk in front, behind, to the
right or left of coffin.
right Grave should be deep enough to conceal odor and protect it from wild animals.
Body in grave should be facing the right side of “Qiblah”
Not allowed to put cement in grave, build on top of grave or build mosque around it. Rules for Visiting Grave
Rules The following are things that
should not be done when visiting
– 1) Wiping hands on grave
– 2) Kissing around grave
– 3) Sacrificing animals for
– 4) Walking or sitting on grave
– 5) Praying toward grave
– 6) Putting pictures or flowers
Hinduism Care of the Body
Reincarnation Mind, body,& soul
Peacefulness & oneness
“You are born from it, you be born again. Let this be for heaven, Svaha.” Hindu Hero Stone
Hindu Hero Stone Mahasati stone
Honor a brave man or woman
Rows signify different stories Questions for Reflection
Questions If your religion didn’t enforce any of it’s teachings to
get into heaven or hell (10 commandments, Qu’ran,
etc.) would you still live by them? Why or Why not?
Do you know where you’re going when you die?
How do you view death? Celebration of life or
Do you fear death?
Do you fear what awaits you in the afterlife? Sources
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