"To Allah we belong, and to Allah shall we return!
If you are reading this document because a member of your family has passed away; the KMRA Board wishes to extend their condolences to you and your family. May Allah (swt) have mercy on the deceased and grant him/her among the highest stations of Paradise and keep the family patient in this moment of grief. Please contact the Masjid Board or the Imam for any counseling support that you may require for yourself or other members of your family.
The information below has been made available to you by the Masjid administration to make the funeral process as easy as possible. For more information please email email@example.com.
(i) Contact one of the following brothers at Masjid Al-Salaam to inform them about the death and the need for the Masjid’s services. Please try to contact the persons listed below in sequence, so if the first does not answer please try the second one and so on:
- Shaikh Shazim Khan @ 705 748 9435
Hassan @ 807 464 0349
Mozammel @ 647 208 0349
Irsham @ 705 772 3883
(ii) The above mentioned brothers will coordinate for washing the body.
(i) Please contact Nisbett Funeral Home (or any other funeral home of your choice) at anytime to arrange for the pickup of the deceased body. if you contact Nisbett Funeral Home please select the Muslim Package. This is the Masjids designated Ghousul facility. Please have the Death Certificate ready when the funeral professional arrives. The body could be kept in the funeral home, untouched, until arrangements have been made at the Masjid for the ritual washing. Please note that the Masjid is not equipped to hold the body for long time especially in the summer time.
The funeral home’s contact info is:
Nisbett Funeral Home
705 745 3211
Address: 600 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, ON K9J 5H9
(ii) Arrange an appointment with the funeral professional to discuss the burial procedures of the deceased. Please bring the deceased's Social Security Card and Death Certificate with you.
(iii) During the appointment, the funeral professional will guide you through the specifics of the burial. Below are some criteria to keep in mind when discussing these specifics:
1. The body must be buried in the Muslim section of the cemetery. Please ensure a KMRA Board member or the imam selects the burial site,
2. Request the body of the deceased to be ritual washed and request the simplest casket for the deceased,
3. Request the body of the deceased to arrive at Masjid Al-Salaam at a prior time after the ritual washing,
4. Request the hearse to arrive at Masjid Al-Salaam by a specific time depending on the Janazah’s prayer time (usually at Duhur time).
(iv) Once the Janazah date and time has been set, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Janazah date and time, along with the name of the deceased. This information will be used to send a funeral bulletin to the masjid mailing lists informing them of the Janazah. This service is completely optional and can be omitted.
Ritual Washing of the Deceased:
The brother you initially contacted will make the arrangement for washing the body.
Funeral Prayer, Procession, and Burial:
(i) A family member of the deceased needs to sign off a document at the cemetery and with a KMRA Board member to bury the body in the Muslim section of the cemetery. This should be done prior to the burial process.
The cemetery’s contact info is:
Rosemount Memorial Gardens & Cemetery
2551 Whittington Drive
(ii) The funeral prayer will take place after Dhuhr time the same day of the ritual washing.
(iii) After the funeral prayer the casket will be placed in the hearse and the funeral procession will continue to the cemetery for burial.
General Notes & Burial’s process cost (to be paid by family members)
The cost of the funeral services is in the range of $2,500 which includes (i) transportation from the hospital to the funeral home, then to the Masjid, and then to the cemetery, (ii) paper works, (iii) work on behalf of the family to coordinate the process and make arrangements (iv) washing of the deceased and (v) the burial box. Using boxes for burial is a must according to the by-laws
The cost of the plot and the cemetery services is in the range of $3,000 of which $2,300 for the plot is payed to KMRA. This includes (i) a plot, (ii) digging and closing the grave, and (iii) lifetime maintenance of the ground around the grave. Burial services will cost extra on weekends and statutory days as the cemetery has to pay overtime to its staff for the provided service. If the death takes place on a weekend or a statutory holiday, then there is a small chance that the cemetery service could not be available due to staff shortage.
For infants, all the above services could cost in the range of $2,000.
For a deceased employee who has Long Term Disability insurance, his/her employer should cover all expenses.
People who are on Welfare should check with their social service representatives for free burial.
People who have contributed towards their CPP, could get a maximum credit of $2,500 from government towards the burial cost.