Death is a harsh and fearful reality faced by everyone who lives. No one has the power to avoid it, nor does anyone around the dying person have the ability to prevent it. It is something that happens every moment and is encountered by the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak. When someone leaves this world, obviously, s/he goes through a tough ordeal; as related by the Messenger of Allah (May Allah shower him with Peace and Blessings). But the family members of the deceased also go through a lot of tension and grief.
Funeral rites for a Muslim must be observed according to religious guidelines. MUSLAF will assist with all aspects of funeral arrangements, including the funeral prayer and burial. Islamic laws and customs will guide this planning process, which begins from the moment it becomes clear that a Muslim is close to death. When it becomes known that a Muslim is dying, family members should be at his or her side.
MUSLAF’s Funeral Services was established to help not only those who have died but especially those who have been left behind. The most we can do for the person who has just passed away is try to make sure his/her final funeral rites are fulfilled properly, according to the sunnah of our prophet (s.a.w) .
Our Assisted Services Include but are not Limited to:
- Removing the deceased’s body from place of death and transporting to our local facility (removal for females is done by females only).
- Washing and shrouding of body by qualified personnel (females handled by females only).
- Providing casket and Kafn (shroud)
- Transporting casketed remains to determined place of Janazah prayer.
- Transporting remains from Janazah prayer to cemetery.
- Preparing death certificate
Unauthentic/Prohibited Beliefs and Actions:
These practices are not supported nor have any basis in the Qur’an and Sunnah. They were not practiced by the Prophet or the Sahabah.
- Putting the Qur’an under the head of a dying Muslim
- Putting flowers or candles in the deceased’s room
- Use of Zamzam water on the deceased’s body
- Making special thikr (words to remember Allah) during the ghusul, or before, during, and after the burial
- Writing on the shrouds
- Putting the picture of the deceased, his clothes, or flowers in front of or around the kafan (shroud)
- Revealing the face of the deceased after putting the body in the grave
- Planting or putting flowers, food, water, money or anything around the grave ‘to benefit’ the deceased
- Slaughtering an animal during or after burial
- Staying in a state of sadness for one year
- Wearing black clothes
- Visiting the grave of parents every Friday
- Visiting graves on special days, such as Eids, Ashura, or during Ramadan
- Wiping hands over the grave or kissing the grave