Religion: Islam

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.

Bacque‐Grammont, J‐L. 1996

‘L’Etude des Cimetières Ottomans: methods et perspectives’, in J‐L. Bacque‐Grammont and A. Tibet (eds.) Cimetières et Traditions Funeraires dans le Monde Islamique, Vol. I, Ankara: Turk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, 135-157.

Becker, F. 2009

‘Islamic reform and historical change in the case of the dead: conflicts over funerary practice among Tansanian Muslims’, Africa, 79:3, 416-432.

Campo, J. 2015

‘Muslim ways of death: between the prescribed and the performed’ in K. Garces-Foley (ed.) Death and Religion in a Changing World, London: Routledge, 147-178.

Diem, W. & Scholler, M. 2004

The Living and the Dead in Islam: Studies in Arabic Epitaphs, Volume Two: Epitaphs in Context, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Halevi, L. 2007

Muhammad’s Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society, New York NY: Columbia University Press.

Janson, M. 2011

‘Living Islam through death: demarcating Muslim identity in a rural Serahuli community in the Gambia’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 17:1,100-115.

Parasapajouh, S. & Terrier, M. 2019

‘Cemeteries and tombs in the Muslim worlds at the crossroads of religion, politics and memorial issues: an introduction’, Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Médeterranée, 146, 1-28.

Terrier, M. 2019

‘The tomb as an isthmus (barzakh) between the living and the dead : cross-views of Sufism and Imāmite Shī’ism (al-Ghazāli and al-Fayḍ al Kāshanī), Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Médeterranée, 146, 29-46.



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