Islam http://wfae.org en How Muslims Wash, Bury Their Dead http://wfae.org/post/how-muslims-wash-bury-their-dead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a loved one dies, most of us turn to a funeral home or crematorium to take care of the body. In the Islamic tradition, it&rsquo;s different. Family members often help wash and bury their bodies within 24 hours. But first, you have to learn how to do it.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WFAE&#39;s Tasnim Shamma attended a body-washing class and filed this report.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to the Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte&rsquo;s washing room.</span></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:18:17 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 36113 at http://wfae.org How Muslims Wash, Bury Their Dead Lawmakers Push Ban On Islamic Law In Family Court http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-push-ban-islamic-law-family-court <p><em>UPDATE: The North Carolina House concurred on the bill, sending it to Governor Pat McCrory for his signature.</em></p><p>For months now, Republican lawmakers in Raleigh have been pushing to ban North Carolina courts from enforcing “Islamic law,” or Shariah. Last week, the state Senate passed the latest bill with this aim. But, do courts really enforce Shariah, or any foreign laws, in their decisions? Where did this bill come from? And, what effect would the law have? WFAE's Ben Bradford takes a look.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:49:31 +0000 Ben Bradford 32034 at http://wfae.org