ICC Funeral Services
It is said that the most difficult thing you will ever have to do is to say goodbye to someone you love or care for. However, as Muslims we accept the ultimate and submit to the WILL of ALLAH, our Creator, with patience. We pray for mercy and forgiveness for the deceased.
The Islamic Centre of Cambridge has been serving the community by providing funeral services for many years.
The Funeral Services Department of the Islamic Centre of Cambridge has the facilities and a team of experienced and caring volunteers to assist you with your funeral arrangements.
What should you do if a loved one passes away?
Call the Islamic Centre of Cambridge at 519-740-6855 ext. 313 during regular office hours, or call Mr. Mohammad Darr if there is a need outside of regular office hours. One of our staff or volunteers will take care of all the related details and services.
A member of the family will be asked to come to the office to meet with a staff member and provide information about the deceased and the family. This meeting takes time and your presence in the office may be necessary. We therefore suggest that the office be contacted in advance in cases where death is imminent.
The burial services are available as follows:
– Same day burial is possible, if requested prior to 9:00 am (Monday through Friday)
– Monday to Friday—Regular services
– Saturday, Sunday and holidays—the cemetery imposes additional charges
What is Available and Provided?
Transportation from hospital to ICC and then to Cemetery
Grave plot in the Cemetery
Grave opening and closing
Documentation – Official Death Certificate
Preparation (Bathing the deceased)
The Funeral Services Department has a well-equipped room to give ghusl (bathing), and to prepare the body for burial. There is also a refrigerated room for the storage of a body. All supplies needed are well stocked in the Preparation Room.
Volunteers (brothers and/or sisters) are available to give the ghusal and prepare the body, when needed.
Janaza Prayer (Prayer for the Deceased)
The Salatul Janaza is performed in the main prayer hall, or in the Banquet Hall ‘B’ downstairs. There are separate prayer areas for men and women. Non-Muslim friends are welcome in the mosque as well as in the Banquet Hall ‘B’ for funeral services. Proper dress code is expected.
The ICC has reserved a number of plots for Muslim burial at New HopeCemetery in Cambridge. The purchasing of the grave plot and making necessary arrangements can be completed by contacting our office at 519-740-6855 during the office hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday or Mr. Mohammad Darr at his Cell #519-651-9597.
Cemetery Plots in New Hope Cemetery
ICC has reserved many plots in a dedicated section of the New Hope Cemetery. The ICC has purchased quite a few burial plots in that section. This arrangement with the City of Cambridge has been in existence for more than 20 years. Religious burials and services are done according to Islamic rituals (sharia).
In Case, you are in need of Funeral and Burial services of the Islamic Centre of Cambridge for your loved ones, please contact the ICC at 519-740-6855 anytime during the day or night and leave a message. Someone will respond to you soon after your call.
All Muslim Cemetery
The ICC is working on a project of All Muslim Cemetery. It is planning to establish and maintain All Muslim Cemetery. It will be a religious cemetery exclusively dedicated to Muslims. In a Muslim cemetery our identity will be preserved for our community, and for our children and children of children down the line. It is more likely that our families and friends will visit us in the future in a Muslim cemetery, where they can find their roots and be proud of them. Our graves, in an exclusively Muslim cemetery, will be a source of strength for them and a reminder of their cultural heritage.
The ICC strongly believes that the acquisition of this facility will serve as an important regional anchor for our religious community. In creating a place of permanent rest dedicated exclusively for Muslims, the identity of Muslims in the Waterloo and Wellington region will be sustained.