Friday, January 23, 2015

Photos: How Saudi King Was Buried Today

There were no golden carriages. Friday's funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was a relatively simple affair in line with the austere form of Islam practiced by one of the world's wealthiest ruling families, nbcnews reports.

The body of the former custodian of Islam's two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina, was bathed according to Islamic ritual. The late ruler, whose net worth has been estimated at around $20 billion, was then wrapped in two pieces of plain white cloth; the standard shroud for all Muslims.

Nothing out of the ordinary was done to King Abdullah's body.

It was later taken to the Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in the capital Riyadh for the funeral prayers at around 3:15 p.m. (7:15 a.m. ET). In line with codes that dictate that a tribal chieftain be accessible to everyone in his community, the ceremony was open to the public. Women were able to attend, sitting in the women's section of the mosque.


After the funeral, Abdullah's shrouded body was carried on a board, taken to Al Oud cemetery and laid to rest in an unmarked grave.


24 comments:

  1. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    I was expecting to see all things gold.... May his soul RIP.....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  2. BBC News. Nigeria Says they do not need help to fight Boko. Imagine the madness.

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  3. Jst like that? No ceremony or fanfare?cool though.Rip

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  4. That is Moslem for you. Infact thisbisbthe only thing I admire in them, finish. If na Christians now, the cry wey we go De cry no go get part two. Cry of losing someone plus cry of how we wan take bury the dead. Asoebi things musto follow. Unnecessary spending which might even wreck the living after the burial. Umunna and elders will even be consulted.

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  5. Am not sure what to say.... #thinking

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  6. Moral of the story...we came with nothing hence we go with nothing.

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    1. *claps* That is ehnnn.... We came with nothing and with nothing we will go... He leaves behind all sorts of luxuries and jewels and money that you and I may never see in our lifetimes but see how he was buried. An unmarked grave... What??!! Crazy!!

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  7. May Allah forgive his short comings and grant him Aljannah Fridous.

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  8. Islamic burials are simple.

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  9. No ceremony because it is not the ceremony that will tKe him to meet his creator it is wat he believed in and lived as. Lesson for all heaven is our home if we live righthoues according to the commandment of God if not hell straight one day some day we shall all die.

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  10. This shows that all in this life is vanity. Hmmmmm

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    May his soul continue to rest in peace.
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  13. Hmmmmmm! May God grant him heaven rest

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