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Two Gods | Independent Lens

Hanif Muhammad leaning over Furquan Maynard and helping him build casket
Courtesy of Zeshawn Ali
(Signature Image) Hanif Muhammad shows Furquan Maynard how to build a casket for the first time.

Mon. Jun. 21 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | A Muslim mortician uses rituals of death to teach two troubled teenagers how to live better lives.In an East Orange, N.J., casket shop, casket makers work with mentors in the Islamic burial tradition. Countering tumultuous home lives and the dangerous undertow of the streets, they have found a way of teaching their young charges to embrace life.

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