When a loved one passes away, families are overwhelmed with countless things to arrange during a time of extreme shock and grief. In order to assist during this time, IAGD offers the services below to make this process a bit easier for our community members.
- Contact the IAGD administrator for assistance at (248) 852 – 5657, ext 11, to schedule the date and time of the funeral service (janazza prayer)
- Request Mufti Rabbani to officiate at the service
If the family wishes to have an email announcement of the funeral or Quran khattam/khwani, please email the Board of the Directors Secretary, Br. Fasahat Malik at Secretary@iagd.net. Please provide the name of the deceased and any addittional information the family would like to share with the community such as date, time, and location of funeral and burial. Some other useful information to include, name of spouse, parents, and children. Optionally, the family may send a picture of the deceased, via email, if they would like it to be shared with the community.
Sample Email Template:
Mr. (full name), husband of the (wife name) and the beloved father of (children name) passed away (date).
Janazah Time & Location:
Michigan requires a licensed funeral director to have custody of the deceased. While any local funeral home can make the necessary arrangements, most of them are not familiar with Islamic burial requirements. Families using those facilities should be prepared to educate them along the way. There is one local Muslim funeral director in the area: Rahman Funeral Home (313) 366 – 2310, (248) 766 – 4916 or (313) 999 – 4953)
Once the funeral director has been contacted, it is important to have a cemetery plot ready. If a plot was pre-purchased, inform the funeral director and contact the cemetery. There are several Muslim cemeteries in southeast Michigan, but they are in closer proximity to other masajid. If the family is using those cemeteries, it is advisable to have the funeral service (janazza salat) at a masjid closest to the burial site. The nearest cemetery to IAGD with accommodations for Islamic burial is White Chapel Cemetery, located at 621 W. Long Lake Road, Troy MI. Their phone number is (248) 362 – 7693. When contacting the cemetery to purchase a plot, ask for a plot in the Muslim section. Plots and related fees must be paid for prior to burial. Note, burial times may be limited by White Chapel hours of operation and staffing.
Families unable to afford burial fees should contact the IAGD Zakat committee at (248) 852 – 5657, ext 15, with a request for financial assistance.