This study is about understanding the experience of bereavement among Muslims in South East Queensland in terms of loss, belief, and support.

This study is centred around the experience of Muslims in Australia who are grieving over the death of a loved family member, in terms of loss and belief.

Your loved family member who has passed on does not necessarily have to be within the immediate family. This study recognizes that in many cultures, relatives and extended family members are often considered as part of a closer family unit.

Participant benefits

There are no expected personal or financial benefits from participating in this research. However, possible benefits to society may result through the gaining of new knowledge.


This study is looking for participants who:

  • Identify as Muslims
  • Reside in South East Queensland
  • Speak English
  • Are at least 19 years old
  • Have lost an adult family member as an adult (i.e. 18 years old and older)
  • Have not lost an adult family member to suicide
  • Have lost an adult family member between 6 months to 3 years ago

Register your interest


This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2020001936].