When death occurs in a family, the Jamaat takes the responsibility of organising the funeral through the Ghusl and Kafan Committee. This includes transporting the Mayyit to the Husaini Islamic Centre, Ghusl, Kafan, Burial and Siyaka Majlis/Nyaz.
The only task left to the family is that of obtaining the Death and Burial Certificates and meeting the expenses.
POINT OF CONTACT:
As soon as a death has occurred, please inform the following:
* Jamaat Secretary for announcement of death, funeral and majlis programme, etc.
* Ghusl and Kafan Committee Member, Br. Hassan Damani on 01733 312933 or 07958 651494 for funeral related advice, organisation of burial plot, etc.
The Jamaat Secretary and Member of the Ghusl and Kafan Committee will assist you in any way possible. You are required to obtain two certificates (the Death Certificate and the Burial Certificate) without which burial cannot take place.
Click here for the procedures of how to obtain these certificates. When planning the events surrounding a funeral please be aware that some events (e.g. weather, time and other complications) may cause delay.
During Sakaraat (the time just before death) it is WAJIB (compulsory) to lay the dying person on their back with the face and soles of the feet facing Qibla.
It is MUSTAHAB (recommended) to make the dying person recite and understand;
- The names of the 14 Ma’soomeen
- The questions that will be asked in the grave (your Lord, your religion, your Prophet, your Imams, your Book, your Qibla, etc.) until his last breath.
It is also MUSTAHAB to recite:
- Surah Yaseen
- Surah As-Safaat
- Surah Ahzab
- Ayatul Kursi
- Verse 54 of Surah A’araf
- Last 3 verses of Sura-e-Baqarah
- As much of the Qur’an as possible
In addition, if the dying person is in difficulty he should be kept in the place where he regularly offered prayers and Dua-e-Adeela should be recited. Sadqa can also be offered.
It is MAKROOH (not recommended) to leave the dying person alone, to lay hands on the dying person’s body or place a burden on his stomach, to talk or cry too much or for those in the state of Janabat or Haidh to be near the dying person.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER DEATH:
It is MUSTAHAB to close the dead person’s lips, eyes and mouth, to keep his arms and legs straight and to cover the whole body with a sheet of cloth. Other Mo’mineen should be informed of the death. Sadqa should be given before burial.
It is WAJIB KIFAI to administer Ghusl, Hunoot, Kafan, Namaz-e-Mayyat and burial after permission of the guardian of the deceased is obtained.
It is MAKROOH to leave the dead person alone or in darkness, for those in the state of Janabat or Haidh to be near the dead person, or to delay the funeral rituals and burial.
Click here for more detailed information and the Du’as to be recited.