Islamic funeral services- it’s a community responsibility
- At the Jame Masjid we try to fulfill the responsibility of ensuring that our deceased Muslim brothers and sisters are giver an Islamic burial, in accordance with Sharia.
- We negotiated with Hull City Council to have the orientation of the graves changed to make them more accurate in relation to Qibla. And also to have the graves dug to the required style to allow burials without using coffins.
- We have a cool room to keep the dead bodies for the duration until the burial ceremony can be performed
- We still have a number of things to do before we can fully serve the burial needs of our brothers and sisters. This is a community responsibility and we should all do what we can to help. The recent death of a lady from our community further highlights the need to complete the outstanding works quickly so that we can provide a better service.
What do we need to do?
- We need to have a washing facility for the dead body.
- We also need to Train more people from the community on procedure for arranging Islamic funerals: –
- How to deal with official procedures? i.e. Death certificate, burial certificate, grave purchase and preparation.
- How to wash and shroud the dead body
- Janaza prayers and burials
- The more people that know these procedures, the better it is for the community.