cemetery 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 Teen Charged In Vandalism Of Tombstones http://wfae.org/post/teen-charged-vandalism-tombstones <p></p><p>City workers in Concord say they were really creeped out on Thursday morning.</p><p>At 11:30, a city employee who helps care for the Oakwood cemetery noticed something really strange. A teenager was pushing over tombstones in the furthest section of the 44-acre cemetery. The employee immediately called police.</p><p>David Ratchford is the city of Concord's director of building and grounds. He looks after Oakwood, which is one of the city's four cemeteries.</p><p>"This is just shocking, we've never had this level of vandalism," Ratchford says.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:24:48 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 16008 at http://wfae.org Teen Charged In Vandalism Of Tombstones