Muslim funeral practice

Afiouni, N. 2019

‘Transformations des lieux d’inhumation des musulmans dans le Grand Londres’, Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Médeterranée, 146, 139-154.

Afla, M. 2020

‘The Muslim grave redefined: a review of the burial practices of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta’, Current Politics and Economics of South, Southeastern, and Central Asia, 29:1, 27-49.

Ahaddour, C. & Broeckaert, B. 2017

‘Muslim burial practices and Belgian legislation and regulations: a comparative literature review’, Mortality: 22, 4, 356-73.

Ahmed, N. 2016

‘Making a good death: Muslim burial sites and practices in Britain from 1800 to the present’ in J. Garnett & A. Harris (eds) Rescripting Religion in the City. Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis, London: Routledge, 103-114.

Akkaymak G. & Belkhodja C. 2020

‘Does place matter? Burial decisions of Muslims in Canada’, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 49:3, 372-388.

Ansari, H. 2007

‘“Burying the dead”: making Muslim space in Britain’, Historical Research, 80: 2, pp545-566.

Breemer, R. van der, & M. Maussen 2012

‘On the viability of State-Church models: Muslim burial and mosque building in France and the Netherlands’, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 10:3, 279-298.

Christians, L., De Pooter, P. & Tilkin, G. 2011

‘Islam et parcelles confessionnelles dans les cimetieres en Belgique’, Revue de Droit Communal, 2, 2-12.

Felepchuk, W., Osman, M., & Keller, K. 2022

‘Even in death, we’re being denied our place as human beings’: geographic Islamophobia and Muslim cemeteries in the English-speaking West’, International Journal of Islamic Architecture, 11:1, 121-146.

Gardener, K. 1998

‘Death, burial and bereavement amongst Bengali Muslims in Tower Hamlets, East London’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 24:3, 507-21.

Hunter, A. 2016

‘Deathscapes in diaspora: contesting space and negotiating home in contexts of post-migration diversity’, Social and Cultural Geography, 17: 2, 247-261.

Islam, F 2022

‘Pandemic-induced deathscapes: end-of-life, funerary and bereavement challenges for British-Bangladeshi Muslims’, Social & Cultural Geography, 24, 3-4, 409-427.

Jonker, G. 1996

‘The knife’s edge: Muslim burial in the diaspora’, Mortality, 1:1, 27-44.

Kadrouch-Outmany, K. 2013

‘Burial practices and desires among Muslims in the Netherlands: a matter of belonging’, Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies, 33.2-34.1, 107-128.

Kadrouch-Outmany, K. 2016

‘Religion at the cemetery: Islamic burials in the Netherlands and Belgium’, Contemporary Islam, 10, 87-105.

Klapetek, M. 2019

‘Şehitlik Mosque and the Islamic Cemetery at Columbiadamm: Islam in public space.” Studia Religiologica. Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego 52:1, 63-77.

Maddrell, A., Beebeejaun, Y., McClymont, K. & 2 others 2022

‘Remembering, forgetting and (dis)enfranchised grief in everyday settings in English and Welsh towns: migrants’ and minorities’ translocal and local memories associated with funerary spaces and practices’, Emotion, Space and Society, 44, 100895.

Neilsen, H. 2014

‘Det sidste hvilested: om tilhørsfordhold og identitetsdannelse blandt muslimer I Danmark’, Kulturstudier, 5:1, 6-30.

Nunez, J. 2011

‘La gestion publique des espaces confessionnels des cimetières de la ville de Paris : l’example du culte musulman (1857-1957)’, Le Mouvement Social, 237, 13-32.

Pirenne, E. 2019

‘Mourir comme musulman au Luxembourg: practiques et défis contemporains’ in S. Kmec, R. Philippart & A. Reuter (eds) Ewige Ruhe? Grabkulturen in Luxembourg und den Nachbarrregionen, Luxembourg : CapybaraBooks, 267-274


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