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(Please note: The following should not be viewed as an authoritative nor an exhaustive document. Its aim is to provide a brief information on the steps one would need to take when a loved dies. Prices are estimate and may not be current. It should not replace the advise of your local mosque/imam. Please feel free to send any updated information to information@aaagw.org

What to Do When a Loved One Dies

Outline

 

A.                 If death occurs in a Hospital

B.                 If death occurs at home or due to accident

C.                 Funeral expenses

D.                Planning ahead

 

Appendices

 

A.                 Funeral Homes

B.                 Cemeteries

C.                 Information and Videos on washing

D.                The rituals

E.                Emergency Notification Card

 

A.     If death occurs in a Hospital:

 

1.    Contact the funeral Home and inform them of your desire to have them handle the body. Follow the instructions given by the funeral home.  (See Appendix A )

                   For example:

Universal Mortuary, Inc. (Muslim Funeral Home)

411 Kennedy Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
(202) 723‑1075 (BUS)
(202) 829‑4773 (Fax)
Contact Person: Br. AL‑Mateen

 

 Loudoun Funeral Chapels
P.O. Box 1316 158 Catoctin Circle, S.E. Leesburg, Virginia 20177 (703)‑777‑6000 contact person: Mr. William J. McDonough

 

2.   Go to the Head Nurse's office in the hospital and give them the name of the funeral home whom you authorized to handle the body.

 

3.   The hospital will release the body to the funeral home after the death certificate is signed.

 

4.   Contact the person(s) who will help in washing and wrapping the body and make arrangements with the funeral home. (See Appendix C)

 

5.    Contact the organization from which you have purchased the burial site and request the authorization on interment to be faxed to the funeral home.

 

6.    Contact your local mosque first to find out if they have a  Muslim cemetery and if they issue and sale a lot. 

 

7.   Then Contact the cemetery and inform them regarding burial site.

      For example:

·         Sterling Cemetery

·         Al‑Muslim Cemetery (ICNA)

              1112 Brooke Road, Rt. 608

              Stafford County, VA

             (703)360‑6282

             Contact Person: Sikander Javed

They have FREE Plots, pay only for digging and liner

 

 

8.   The funeral home will transport the boy from the hospital to the facilities, provide the accommodations for preparation of the body, and transport the body to the mosque/cemetery. * To mosque in D.C. add additional $100.00 to total.

 

   

B.    If death occurs at home or due to accident

Same as above. Contact the funeral home and follow their directions after checking with your local mosque. (See Appendix B)

   

C.   Funeral expenses

 

Here are  some approximated funeral expenses:

 

FUNERAL HOMES

(See Appendix A)

Sterling Cemetery

Sterling, Virginia

Adelphi ,

Maryland

Stonewall Cemetery

Manassas, Virginia

1. Burial Site

To be paid directly to the

organization for Adelphi only.

$ 800.0-$300.(Adult)

$ 350.00(Child)

00

$1,000.00(Adult)

$350.00 (Child)

2. Funeral home expenses

 

 

 

     a)Universal Mortuary, Inc*

$1,195.00

$1,195.00

$1,195.00

     b)Loudoun Funeral Chapel **

$ 1,280.00

$ 1,355.00

$ 1,280.00

3. Immediate Cemetery Expenses

 

 

 

      Opening & Closing grave

$350.00*

$ 870.00

$575.00*

      Grave Liner

$574.75*

$695.00

$574.75*

      Placement  Fee

$0

$ 95.00

$95.00

     (Sat, Sun, Holiday overtime

$100.00

$400.00

$150.00

     After 2 .m. add additional

$100.00

$200.00

$200.00

      Less than 24 hour notice  add)

$100.00

 

$0

4. Minimal Cardboard Container

$78.38

 

$78.38

5. Total**

$3,083.13

$3,315.00

$3,508.13

 

 

 

 

6. Grave Memorial: Stone &  Bronze

$400.00 and  up***

$600.00 -

2,000.00

$600.00 and UP ***

7. Death Certificates

VA:$8.00 MD:$6.00 DC:$12.00

 

* Universal Mortuary, Inc. Staff and facilities to respond to initial request for service; arrangement conference with clergy, obtaining death certificate and necessary permit, coordinating details with cemetery or other parties responsible for disposition of deceased. This fee is already includes immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.

 

 

** Total Charges of Funeral Home and cemetery expenses will be required prior to burial.

 

*** Temporary marker until replacement is purchased additional $27.17

Note:

‑ The simplest is to purchase a headstone engraved with the name of the deceased, date of birth and date of death.

-          Above prices reflect an adult burial. Price for infants under age 1 range from $250.00 to $750.00 plus cemetery property. ‑ Request adequate number of death certificates from Funeral Home.

 

 

D.     Planning ahead.

 

Get familiar with a funeral home. Visit the funeral home and get telephone, fax and the emergency phone numbers. Obtain and keep the name of a contact person at the funeral home.

 

Funeral homes, familiar with the Muslim burial procedure, are:

ALFirdaus Jinnaza Services L.L.C (Muslim Funeral Home)
Funeral preparation are done according to Islamic rules
7903 Hill Park Ct.
Lorton, VA 22079

Contact: Br Nasser
muslimfunerals@gmail.com
Toll Free: 1-866-928-6605
Fax: 571-327-8173
DC: 202-805-5325, MD: 301-456-3483, VA: 703-927-6917

Loudoun Funeral Chapels
P.O. Box 1316
158 Catoctin Circle, S.E.
Leesburg, Virginia 20177
(703)‑777‑6000
Contact person: Mr. William J. McDonough

Lun Funeral Chapels
P.O. Box 1316
158 Catoctin Circle, S.E.
Leesburg, Virginia 20177
(703)‑777‑6000
Contact person: Mr. William J. McDonough

Universal Mortuary, Inc. (Muslim funeral Home)
411 Kennedy Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
(202) 723‑1075 (BUS)
(202) 829‑4773 (Fax)
Contact Person: Br. AL‑Mateen

 

1.         Obtain and keep a list of Muslim persons (men & womem) willing to wash the body or help you in washing the body.

 

2.        Purchase and keep in a safe place in your house, body wraps for men and women.

 

The body wraps must be a  clean, cotton (non‑silken), preferably white cloth.

The materials required are as follows: ,

For a male body: One (1) piece 4 feet wide by 12 feet long and two (2) pieces 4 feet wide by 8 feet long.

For. a female body: One (1) piece 4 feet wide by 12 feet long and four (4) pieces 4 feet wide by 8 feet long.

Also obtain and keep in a safe place in your house a non‑alcohol perfume (camphor)

 

3.        Get familiar with the Muslim Burial Grounds at George Washington Cemetery located at:

 

 George Washington Cemetery Co., Inc.

9500 Riggs Road,  Adelphi, MD 20783

(301) 434‑4640

(202) 866‑4640

 

The Muslim Burial Grounds are located in Section 4, Blocks F and G, on Cemetery Drive. You are  encouraged to go and visit the cemetery.

Direction to the George Washington Cemetery 

Take the Beltway and go South on New Hampshire Avenue, make a left on Adelphi Road, and Left on Riggs Road.

The entrance of the Cemetery is on the left hand side.

 

4.    You can purchase a burial site at the Muslims Burial Grounds in George Washington Cemetery by contacting any of the following organizations:

Dar Al‑Hijrah  Islamic  Center

3159 row Street

Falls Church, Virginia 22044

(703)536‑1035 

 

 

Islamic Center of Maryland (ICM)
411 Woodfield Road
Gaithersburg MD 20879

(301) 840-9440

 

 

All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)

P.O. Box 1085

Herndon, Virginia 22070

(703)318‑0529

 

Islamic Center of Washington

 

S

Be sure to obtain the information and location of the burial site. (e.g. ‑site #?, Lot #?, Section ?)

 

 

 

        5.   WRITE  A WILL 

 

 

Appendix A

 

FUNERAL HOMES  


ALFirdaus Jinnaza Services L.L.C
muslimfunerals@gmail.com
Toll Free: 1-866-928-6605 Fax: 571-327-8173
DC: 202-805-5325, MD: 301-456-3483, VA: 703-927-6917

Advent Funeral Services (Falls Church, VA)
(703)241‑7402

Chambers Funeral Homes (Riverdale, MD and Silver Spring, MD )

Colonial Funeral Home (Falls Church, VA)
(703)532‑5161
   

DeVoll Funeral Home (in D.C. and Gaithersburg )

Islamic Center of Maryland (ICM)
411 Woodfield Road
Gaithersburg MD 20879
(301) 840-9440

Loudoun Funeral Chapels (in Leesburg)
(703)‑777‑6000  

Pope Funeral Homes (in D.C.)  

Price Funeral Home
(703)257‑6028  

Sterling Funeral Home (in D.C.)  

Universal Funeral & Mortuary
411 Kennedy Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202)723‑1075
Mr. Abdul Mateen, Mr. Akbar Sharrieff

 

 

Appendix B

 

CEMETERIES

AI‑Muslim Cemetery (ICNA)
1112 Brooke Road, Rt. 608
Stafford County, VA
(703)360‑6282
Sikander Javed  

  • Seven Acres
  • Free Plots, pay only for digging and liner

George Washington Cemetery Company, Inc.
(Muslim Section 4, Block F & G)

9500 Riggs Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
(301)434‑4640
(202)666‑4640

Maryland National Memorial Park (VA)
(Muslim Section called Baugh‑e‑Mustafa

National Memorial Park
Falls Church, VA

Sterling Cemetery (Sterling, VA)

Stone Wall Cemetery
(Prophet's Garden Section)
(703)257‑5537

Parklawn Cemetery  (Multi faith section)
 Rockville, Maryland. 
12800, Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, Md.

                  

 

Appendix  C

 

INFORMATION AND VIDEOS ON WASHING

 

Abedi, Ali                     (301)369‑0576
Abo‑Issa, Samir            (703)531‑2901
Haq, Shamsul                (301)622‑4744
Javed, Sikander             (703)360‑6282
Khan, Fazul                  (301) 384‑3454
Khan, Safi                    (301)982‑2402
Magid, Muhammad       (703)318‑0529
Mateen, Abdul              (202) 542‑9709 (pager)
Muhammad, Kamara    (202) 745‑0125 (video)
Nahidian, AbolFazl       (703)257‑5537
Khalifa, El-Krif            (703) 979 3332   (202) 332 8343

 

 

 

 


Appendix    D

 

The  Rituals

 

 

A.   At the funeral home:

-         Have surat Yasin, chapter XXXVI recited in the room.

+                      -    Make some duas

( ……….)

 

 

B.   Prayer preferably done over the deceased  at a Mosque*

 

*  Detail information can be found in:   “Islam: Creed and Worship”  by Muhammad Abdul Rauf, The Islamic Center Washington DC.  (A copy is with the AAAGW)

 

      The prayer consists of  four (4) takbirs (Say Allah oua Akbar)

1.      In the first Takbir .                    Recite Sourate  Al-Fatiha (1st sourate in the Koran)

2.      In the second Takbir.              Make  Duas for the prophet

3.      In the Third Takbir.                   Make Duas for the deceased

4.      In the  four Takbir.                    Make  Duas for the  humanity (ouma)

 

Note:  The attendees should make  an odd number of rows or at least Three (3) rows.

 

C.   At the cemetery:

               

 

D.   Funeral greeting:

 

Present your condolences to the deceased family by the following expression:

 

Ina Lillahi wa Ina Illayhi Raji'oun.

Appendix    E

Text Box: EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION CARD

My Name is ________________________________
I am a MUSLIM. In the event of my Death, DO NOT perform any AUTOPSY or REMOVE ANY ORGANS. Immediately get in touch with someone in charge at:


Phone:  __________________________________
I thank you very much for looking after me at the time when I cannot look after myself!

_____________						 _____________
Signature								Date

 

Last updated on 09-Apr-2006 .



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