Passing a Graveyard

My informant brought up a story as we passed a graveyard. “My first boyfriend was Indian Muslim, my mom loved that (said sarcastically), he came to the U.S. when he was twelve…anyway one thing he would do was whenever we were passing by a muslim graveyard in his car, he’d turn the music all the way off so as not to disturb the dead and to show them respect or something.” This practice shows a linking of the souls of the dead to their bodies in the graveyard, not only linking their souls to earth but also creating a connection between spiritual and physical.