Build cemetery with modern facilities, good infrastructure
1. I am sure most Muslims would find time at least once a year, especially during Ramadan and Hari Raya, to visit and tend the graves of our dearly departed.
2. I am writing on the state of the Muslim cemeteries in Malaysia in particular that I periodically visit in Johor Baru, like the Tanah Perkuburan Islam at Jalan Mahmmoodiah. I have nothing but praise for the immaculate work done in maintaining these cemeteries. However there are only so much that the maintenance people can do to make visiting the graves a more pleasant experience. I observed that careful planning and design of these cemeteries are severely lacking, except for the older area around the Royal Mausoleum at the Tanah Perkuburan Islam at Jalan Mahmmoodiah, which has proper roads and drains. The other areas lack these.
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While this post hardly qualify to be an original idea but with more reading and discussion this idea will I hope eventually catch up with the Jabatan Ugama Islam of the various States in Malaysia and the powers that be who are responsible for the planning, procuring and maintenance of Muslim cemeteries in Malaysia.
We could learn a thing or two from our Non Muslim brethrens on how they design and maintain the graves of their dearly departed superbly so that it is easy to access and visit, read:
Anyway I wrote this post to showcase a blog called The Lovely Tya. My son Arif, stumbled upon the blog post when he was surfing the net a couple of days back and told me about it, please go to this posting, don't worry its not a spooky site: