Funeral Services

"To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.” [2:156]

One of the most challenging moments in life is to bid farewell to someone you love or care for. As a Muslim, we must trust Allah’s (S.W.T.) will and to pray for the mercy and forgiveness of the deceased.

Markham Masjid’s dedicated staff and volunteers extend all possible support in arranging the funeral process as smooth as possible.


Step 1: Body Pickup

Markham Masjid’s representative picks up the deceased body from Coroner’s office/ Hospitals/Retirement home/Airports or the Home and brings it to Markham Masjid.

Step 2: Paperwork at Markham Masjid

The family/guardian of the deceased need to do the following: During this process, Markham Masjid’s will:
  • Assist family in filling out forms and documents
  • Verify all information including review the “Death Certificate – Form 16”
  • Fax the “Burial Services & Cemetery Information” to the Cemetery requesting to open a grave.
  • Perform the final rites of the deceased according to Islamic rulings, which are limited to body washing and wrapping in a shroud only with the help of volunteers and family members.
  • Submit “Statement of Death – Form 15“, “Death Certificate – Form 16” along with blank “Burial Permit” to the City Office. The city will issue a “Burial Permit” while keeping other forms in their records.
  • Organize and perform Janaza prayer right after Zuhr salat
  • Transport the coffin to the cemetery for burial. (Cemetery accepts burials 7 days a week until 3:30 pm).
  • Provide 10 signed copies of “Proof-of-Death Certificate” to the family (which may be used to inform Government offices, banks and other institutions)
Step 3: Burial Take the Statement of Death Form 15, Death certificate – Form 16 (provided by Markham Masjid) and a blank copy of the Burial Permit to the City or Police station (after hours). They will keep the forms and return the Burial certificate after stamping for the family to keep.
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Grave & Services (At Burial Time)

Payable to Islamic Society of Markham by Cheque

Grave Price $2,800
Bathing, Shroud, Coffin & Transport $1,100
Taxes $507
Total $4,407

Services & Transport Only

Bathing, Shroud, Coffin & Transport $1,100
Taxes $143
Total: $1,243

Baby Funeral Services (including taxes)

Still Born or Baby (No Transport) $300
Still Born or Baby (With Transport) $400

Grave Opening & Closing Fee (including taxes) *

Payable to Toronto Muslim Cemetery Corp.

Standard Depth $1,000
Extra Depth to accommodate 2 bodies $1,200
Still Born/Child (2ft Box) $579.69
Infant/Child (4ft Box) $1,196.25

*subject to change, please refer to the Cemetery price list

Payment Instructions:

The family needs to pay ISM for the grave cost and funeral processing services through Cheque, debt, cash or credit card.

Cheques can be made payable to Islamic Society of Markham

The family also needs to pay at the Cemetery for the burial charges through cash, debit and credit card. Please note, cemetery office does not accept cheques.

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Funeral is processed according to Sunni Muslim practice.

We do not promote embalming of the deceased for transporting overseas.

Volunteers must follow Mortuary Room Hygenic procedures as instructed by the Funeral Coordinator.

Volunteers must adhere to strict confidentiality rules and not share or disclose any info about bathing of the deceased.

Deceased body can only be stored for one night.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Markham Masjid Funeral Services 24×7 contact (listed above). Provide your contact info, time of death and place of death.

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Markham Masjid Funeral Coordinator will arrive as soon as the “Death Certificate – FORM 16” has been issued by the authorities.

Please ensure that the information of the deceased on the “Death Certificate” is accurate. If you notice anything that is incorrect, please request the authorities to correct it.

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No, Markham Masjid does not offer such a service.

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Payment for Grave, Bathing, Shroud, Coffin and Transportation is to be made to Markham Masjid through debit card or cheque.

Payment for Grave Opening and Closing Services is to be paid to the respective Cemetery.

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Our funeral services includes; documentation, transportation, wooden caskate, shroud. Gave cost is extra.

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Please visit Revenue Canada Website for the Death Benefits:

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Body is stored at Markham Masjid for next day funeral only. For extended storage facility, contact the hospital or morgue.

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For additional question or concerns, contact:

Mostafa Azzam
Funeral Coordinator
647-233-ISM6 (4766) – 24x7

To request a copy of Proof-of-Death Certificate please email:

Janaza Sponsorships

Several families require financial assistance during the time of death.  You can donate in order to help a needy family during their difficult times.