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Janazah Process

The death of someone in the family or of a friend is often a time of great stress and emotion.

Quite often people are not familiar with what to do, either from a religious point of view or in terms of the practical steps that need to be completed to bury one’s loved ones.

The process outlined below is just a high level overview so that you have enough information to start the burial process.

The practical steps that are covered relate to the paperwork which needs to be completed to meet legal requirements; and to organising the funeral itself.

What is most important to realise is that if you are unsure about any aspect, or if you need help and support, members of the extended family, close friends and your local Mosque are always available to help and consult.

It is Sunnah, on hearing of the death of a fellow Muslim, to recite the following brief prayer:

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Indeed to Allãh do we belong and to Him we shall return.
(Sũrah alBaqarah Verse 156, Sahĩh Muslim 918)
If Death Occurs at Home and Deceased under Hospice/Doctor Care
Sometime the person is at home under the treatment of the doctor or under the hospice care. If death occurs and the person is under hospice care then call hospice, do not call 911. Hospice nurse will come. After contacting their physican and County Medical Examiner, nurse will pronounce the death.

Contact one of the Funeral Services to arrange the pick up of the body of the deceased.

General Guidance for Things To Do After Someone Dies

Secure certified copies of death certificates
Get 10 copies. You’re going to need death certificates to close bank and brokerage accounts, to file insurance claims and to register the death with government agencies, among other things. The funeral home you’re working with can get copies on your behalf, or you can order them from the vital statistics office in the county in which the person died.