Box 2.
  • Muslims pray only when ritually clean, and are not able to pray among bodily fluids or waste

  • Muslims will often wish to bury their dead as soon as possible. Therefore, timely release of the death certificate is vital

  • The Shariah does not recognise suicide; the right to die is not voluntary and it is forbidden to terminate life prematurely either actively or passively

  • Islam is not a monolithic religion or set of beliefs and due to a sociocultural variations, some patients will choose to defer to their own scholarly views