Thursday, December 4, 2008

TRAGIC KINGDOM : Mumbai Muslims Reject Attackers Burial

Muslim leaders in Mumbai oppose the burial of those who carried out last week's bloody rampage in their cemeteries, insisting their actions violated the tents of Islam.

Leaders from 50 Muslim groups and organizations in the state of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital, have decided that the attackers' bodies should not be buried in Muslim cemeteries.

Indian commandoes killed nine or the 10 gunmen who attacked ten targets in Mumbai, Indian's financial nerve, killing 188 people and injuring more than 300 others.The bodies of the attackers now lie in a morgue awaiting the last rites.

Criminals who were involved in, or were behind, the recent Mumbai attacks that led to killing and wounding of hundreds of persons deserve severe legal punishments that could deter others from committing the same.

In Islam, the dead body should be immediately taken to a mortuary for washing and preparation. Before the burial, a funeral prayer should be done.

The burial should be done as soon as possible. It is makruh (reprehensible) to delay the burial.

So where are they to be buried? Its another sad moment to our Muslims community when we had to deal with a situation like this. There's must be a way out and the bodies should be peacefully rested.