When I die
do not pray for me
or perform your rites and rituals.
If you must, Live Well-
Our creation and resurrection are as a Single Soul:
Perchance you may be the bird on whose back I soar to Heaven.
In Muslim practice, one recites Surah Fatiha for the deceased. What is interesting about this recitation is that it is a prayer for one’s own guidance and there is nothing in it for the deceased. Why then recite it for the deceased? I understood the answer to be in Ch 31: verse 28 of the Quran “Your creation and your resurrection are not but as a single soul.”