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The Politics of Islamic Death Rituals in the COVID-19 Era: The Case of Egypt
Anthropology of the Middle East ; 17(1):8-27, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1875345
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Throughout the Islamic world, the era of COVID-19 has witnessed controversial changes to highly ritualised traditional Islamic funeral rites. To combat the pandemic in Egypt, the government and Al-Azhar implemented restrictions surrounding group prayer and burial which many Egyptians viewed as impinging on their religious duties as well as on their ability to mourn. Utilising participant observation, interviews, and deductive research, this article explores the social and anthropological ramifications involved in the modification of traditional Islamic burial rituals in the era of COVID-19 and the negotiations involved amongst different actors, looking specifically at cases in Egypt.
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: ProQuest Central Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research Language: English Journal: Anthropology of the Middle East Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: ProQuest Central Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research Language: English Journal: Anthropology of the Middle East Year: 2022 Document Type: Article