Samya Kallub

Samya Kallub is an author at Religion News Service.

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Mideastern burial traditions clash with fears of contagion

April 7, 2020

BAGHDAD (AP) — Mohammed al-Dulfi’s 67-year-old father died on March 21 after a brief struggle against the new coronavirus, but it would take nine days for his body to find a final resting place in the Shiite holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq. On two occasions, the family rejected remote burial plots proposed by […]

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