The Digital Journalist
Ziyah Gafic
But there was no cemetary in Saddam City. Shiites Muslim tend to be buried in Najef where their important imams have been buried. They believe if they're buried close to imam he will help them when Judgment Day comes. Mohamed's parent couldn't afford it so they went to the nearest field where one of the local imams has been buried. There was no traditional Muslim funeral for Mohamed. Only his mother and father, few men who came to help dig the little grave in sandy soil and bunch of kids who came along to see the funeral.