It’s an Islam Custom for the the body of a dead person to be buried the same day they die, except of course they died at night.
“Leaving a corpse for long before burying is a way of suffering the dead and increasing the pains of their loved ones because the more they see their loved one lying lifelessly, the more they feel bad.” an Islamic teacher, Ustaz Mhikail Shittu has said.
But, Moji Olaiya’s 20-year-old daughter, Adun, is having none of that as she insists that her mother’s corpse be brought back for burial in Nigeria, after her death in Canada.
‘She must be brought back,’ Adun said. ‘I don’t care what anybody says, I just want my mother’s body’.
It could, however, be difficult to bury her the same day as internments are costly in developed countries.