“To Allah we belong and to Him is our return”
The hardest thing you will ever have to do is to say goodbye to someone you love and care for. However, as Muslims we should accept this ultimate fate and submit to the wish of our Creator, with patience by praying for mercy and forgiveness of the deceased.
The service offered by the Islamic Arabic Centre and Masjid Al Khalil include but are not limited to:
- Removing the deceased’s body from place of death and transporting to our local facility.
- Arrange booking with cemetery for soonest appointment available.
- Washing and shrouding of body by qualified personnel.
- Perform the Janazah Prayer.
- Transporting remains from Janazah prayer to cemetery.
- Prepare death certificate.
- All preparations are done under strict Islamic guidelines.
The Islamic Arabic Centre and Masjid Al Khalil has access to it's own Islamic burial ground, located at the Masjid. The purchasing of the grave site and the making of the necessary arrangements can be completed by contacting Masjid Al Khalil office.
The burial services available are as follows
Same day burial is possible most days if paperwork is ready before 9am.
Mortuary and Ghusl (Bathing the deceased):
Masjid Al Khalil has a well-equipped mortuary to give ghusl (bathing) and prepare the body for burial. There is also a refrigerated room for the storage of the deceased, if required. Masjid Al Khalil staff and volunteers are on call (both brothers and sisters) to give the ghusl and prepare the body, when needed.
To prevent an autopsy from occurring we strongly recommend that you and your family visit your local doctor once or twice every three months for a medical check-up. If a death occurs in the family, inform the police, ambulance and/or hospital staff of your local doctor and ask the authorities to place the deceased on hold until your doctor arrives to issue a Medical Death Certificate.
Once the above steps are completed contact Masjid Al Khalil on (08) 8268 1944 and they will make arrangements for the funeral of your deceased.
Masjid Al Khalil cemetery offers the option of Pre-purchasing graves, please contact Masjid Al Khalil for further information.
What to do when a death occurs
Contact Masjid Al Khalil so that they are aware of the death and will inform their staff to be ready.
Have ready the full legal name of the deceased, date of birth, date of death, usual address and age at death. As for the person reserving the grave, Masjid Al Khalil require the full legal name, usual address, contact number and relation to the deceased. These details are required by the cemetery in order to secure a booking.
If you have a grave reserved, they will need the details of the grave and for the owner of the grave go to Masjid Al Khalil and sign off for the grave.
Contact your local doctor to come and certify the death (Issue a cause of death certificate). If the deceased died in a hospital or nursing home then the designated doctor will need to sign the cause of death certificate.
Once the cause of death certificate is issued contact Masjid Al Khalil to arrange the pickup and burial arrangements.