MÉRIDA, February 24, 2020.- In downtown Mérida there is practically a church in every corner, but there is only one mosque, or rather a Muslim community center, and on Sundays it is closed.
Faouzi Reggaune, father of one of the young French women killed in a tragic accident two weeks ago on the road to Río Lagartos, urgently required the services of Muslim people who could provide religious service to the bodies of the victims.
Although the Ahmadia Muslim Community is not properly from the same branch practiced by the family of Sarah Sophie Reggaune and Salma El Mouini, she could serve by making an exception, but now, a new problem arose.
Because they are women, this ritual that consists of a washing of the bodies for purification before the funeral services, can only be done by women and Ahmadia does not have parishioners trained in those procedures.
When asked, they suggested that the Ar Rahman Muslim Community be sought, which they once knew, but did not know if it was still active, because they, besides being Sunni, could have women trained for the ritual.
(Muslims are divided into two large branches: Shiites and Sunnis. Just like Christians divided into Catholics and Protestants. The Ahmadia community is Shiite and Ah Rahman is Sunni.)
The search began, but fortunately Faouzi came to the right place.
Blue Solis is the head of the Muslim community in Mérida, she’s a Yucatecan who married a Saudi who professes the Sunni Muslim religion.
The young woman divides her time between Arabia and Yucatan. However, she is currently on vacation in Merida and did not hesitate to say that she will help Faouzi in the ritual required by Sarah and Salma.
The ritual consists of washing the bodies, and cn only be done by women. Blue will be supported by other parishioners from the Ah Raman community, which is made up of approximately hundred people, most of them Arabs.
In addition to the ritual of washing, members of the community, both men and women, will raise their prayers for Sarah and Salma, and they will perform other ceremonies so that the girls can rest in peace.
Blue wears the traditional outfit of Arab women by her own choice, because she wanted it that way, she feels comfortable and because she is committed to her religious beliefs.
The Muslim community center is located on Calle 81 (between 44 and Avenida 1 de Mayo), in downtown Mérida.The Yucatan Times
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