Posted on 03/18/2012 by __socrates

BIER. Arabic جنازة
Jindzah and janazah. The same word is used for the corpse, the bier, and the funeral. In most Muslim countries the ordinary charpoy, or “bedstead,” is used for the bier, which, in the case of a female, is covered with a canopy. [BURIAL.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam