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Helsinki: Hospitals don't facilitate Muslim burial
Islam in Europe
Muslims in the capital region must forgo their traditions for death as some elements of the Muslim burial ceremony are not possible in hospitals.
According to Muslim custom, the body must be washed immediately prior to the funeral, and if not possible: on the night before. The body is then wrapped in two clean pices of cloth and placed in a coffin. There are currently no facilities for such a procedure in Helsinki hospitals, and so often the family washes the body at home.
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