130The Lord hath decreed, moreover, that the deceased should be enfolded in five sheets of silk or cotton. For those whose means are limited a single sheet of either fabric will suffice. Thus hath it been ordained by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Informed. It is forbidden you to transport the body of the deceased a greater distance than one hour’s journey from the city; rather should it be interred, with radiance and serenity, in a nearby place.
What should the deceased “be enfolded in”, if possible?
What is forbidden?
How should the body be interred?
The sooner the burial takes place, “the . . . ”
How may the one hour’s journey be calculated?
What is the spirit of this law?
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