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.
Funeral Process (4)
Step 1: Body PickupMarkham 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 MasjidThe family/guardian of the deceased need to do the following:
- Provide two government-issued photos ID’s of the deceased (Acceptable ID’s are Drivers License, Passport or Citizenship card)
- Fill out three forms, which are Statement of Death – Form 15, Family Questionnaire & Burial Services & Cemetery Information (Family to provide grave plot number and buyers name on this form)
- Family pays for the grave and burial services charge. Check for payment and pricing info at Price List.
- 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)
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Several families require financial assistance during the time of death. You can donate in order to help a needy family during their difficult times.