The Masjid provides bathing, shrouding and burial services for its members and the local community, and works in partnership with the local authority, the health authority and the coroner’s office to ensure services meets the needs of the Muslim community at such a difficult time, If you are in need of funeral assistance or anticipate the need of funeral services you should contact a member of the funeral team at the earliest possible opportunity. This is so they can help with all processes not merely the burial.
Death is a very painful and emotional time, yet one that may be filled with hope and mercy. Muslims believe that death is a departure from the life of this world, but not the end of a person’s existence. Rather, eternal life is to come, and we pray for ALLAH’s mercy to be with the departed, in hopes that they may find peace and happiness in the life to come.
When a Muslim is near death, those around him or her are called upon to give comfort, and reminders of ALLAH’s mercy and forgiveness. They may recite verses from the Qur’an, give physical comfort, and encourage the dying one to recite words of remembrance and prayer. It is recommended, if at all possible, for a Muslim’s last words to be the Shahada: أشهد أن لا إله إلاَّ الله و أشهد أن محمد رسول الله declaration of faith: “I bear witness that there is no god but ALLAH and MUHAMMAD is His (last) Prophet.”
Funeral Services at Madina Masjid Include:
- Release of Body
- Transportation of Body to Masjid
- Preparation for Burial
- Coffin (Box) and Kafan (Shroud)
- Cold Storage
- Registration of Death
- Securing Burial Permit
- Transportation to the Cemetery
- Full Burial