Any Muslim Nurses/Student Nurses in Allnurses? - page 6

Hi, I'm muslim pre-nursing student and I wear the hijaab. I would love to know any Muslim nurses/student nurses that I can ask some questions regarding the hijaab, uniform, dealing with patients,... Read More

  1. by   Unavailable
    taking off your Niqaab should really be based upon what you feel is right regarding your religion and not compromising for the sake of work or study if you don't have too. this is the west and if true to word we should be judged upon performance and not our beliefs and dress
  2. by   RN1982
    Hello my Muslim friends,

    I will be attending an Islamic funeral and I'm not sure what to wear...Should I wear a prayer dress or an Abaya?
    Last edit by RN1982 on Aug 19, '09
  3. by   Unavailable
    hi

    you didn't state if you yourself were Muslim or not. but regardless, are you referring by Islamic funeral to the the funeral prayer? or the burial?. usually the deceased is washed,(you will probably only see them once this is done and they are placed within the coffin) then prayed upon at the mosque(by the Muslims, Muslim women are allowed to pray the funeral prayer too), then transported to the cemetery for burial. the imam may say a few words or may not. its a tradition to throw and couple of hand full of dirt on the grave after they have been place in the grave and it is sealed. though you don't need too. in offering condolences. its tradition to say to the family:

    "To Allaah(God) belongs that which He has taken and that which He gives, and with Him everything has an appointed end, so be patient and seek reward."

    you can also say anything of words of comfort. it is also tradition to bring a plate of food (anything nice)to the family IF you are going to visit them later. a modest long dress is respectable. if your OK with abaya (a cover that goes over ones clothes) and have access to one is good too. but modest long dress no short sleeves with a head covering is acceptable.

    note in some customs and i say customs as they don't always comply with Islamic teachings. the women aren't permitted to attend the burial. if your going with a friend or family it shouldn't be a problem just stand back and let them do what they do.

    any other questions just ask.
  4. by   RN1982
    Thanks for the info. Nope, I'm not Muslim, Roman Catholic actually. I think I was referring to the funeral prayer. I didn't know the part about the buriel itself, that women weren't allowed.
    Last edit by RN1982 on Aug 19, '09
  5. by   Scrubby
    I work in the OR, we have several Muslim nurses who wear the headscarfe. They are quite happy to remove it and wear the OR balaclava.
  6. by   Unavailable
    Quote from TurnLeftSide
    Thanks for the info. Nope, I'm not Muslim, Roman Catholic actually. I think I was referring to the funeral prayer. I didn't know the part about the buriel itself, that women weren't allowed.

    sorry if i wasnt clear. women are allowed to attend based upon the most correct opinion but some muslim cultures dont allow it.
  7. by   CaribMuslimah, RN
    may the peace, mercy, and blessings of allah be upon the muslimeen,

    muslimah here!

    since i don't know any other muslimah nurses, i was wondering how some of you wear your uniforms/scrubs...

    my preference is to wear a loose dress scrub thingy (lol) or baggy scrubs with a skirt and arm sleeves
  8. by   CaribMuslimah, RN
    prasie be to allah! i found out i will be able to wear my jilbaab at the place i just interview for.
    Last edit by CaribMuslimah, RN on Sep 2, '09 : Reason: typo
  9. by   Atiyya
    are you from the caribbean?

    Quote from caribmuslimah, rn
    prasie be to allah! i found out i will be able to wear my jilbaab at the place i just interview for.
  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    Ramadan mubarek!
  11. by   CaribMuslimah, RN
    Quote from atiyya
    are you from the caribbean?
    by way of ny...you?
  12. by   Atiyya
    whats ny?


    Quote from caribmuslimah, rn
    by way of ny...you?
  13. by   CaribMuslimah, RN
    Quote from atiyya
    whats ny?
    sorry, you are in canada, eh....new york (flatbush, brooklyn is home to many west indian/caribbean ppl)

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