One of the most challenging moments in life is to bid farewell to someone we love or care for. As a Muslim, we must trust Allah’s (S.W.T.) will and to pray for the mercy and forgiveness of the deceased.
Malton Masjid’s funeral coordinators and volunteers extend all possible support in arranging the funeral process as smooth as possible. InshaAllah.
Step 1: Body Pickup
Funeral coordinator picks up the deceased body from Coroner’s office/ Hospitals/Retirement home/Airports or the Home and brings it to the Malton Masjid.
Step 2: Paperwork, washing, shroud and prayer:
The family/guardian of the deceased need to do the following:
Provide two government-issued photos ID’s of the deceased (Acceptable ID’s are Driver’s License, Passport or Citizenship card)
Fill out two forms, which are Statement of Death – Form 15 and Burial Services & Cemetery Information (Family to provide grave plot number and buyers name on this form)
Family pays for the grave (if being purchased from the Masjid) and burial services charge. Check for payment and pricing info at Price List.
During this process, Malton Masjid will:
Assist next of kin in filling out forms and documents
Verify all information including review the “Death Certificate – Form 16”
Fax the “Burial Services & Cemetery Information” to the cemetery requesting to open a grave
Perform the final rites of the deceased according to Islamic rulings, which are limited to body washing and wrapping in a shroud only with the help of volunteers and family members
Submit “Statement of Death – Form 15“, “Death Certificate – Form 16” along with “Burial Permit – Form 20” to the City Office. The city will issue a “Burial Permit” while keeping other forms in their records
Organize and perform Janaza (funeral) prayer as requested by the next of kin
Transport the deceased to the cemetery for burial
Provide 5 signed copies of “Proof of Death Certificate” to the next of kin
Step 3: Burial
Funeral coordinator takes Burial Permit received from the City office and transports deceased to the cemetery
Two family members can accompany the funeral coordinator in the hearse
After the burial, the funeral coordinator will take family member to the cemetery office to pay the opening and closing fees of the grave
Forms (To be filled by funeral coordinator and next of kin):
Body Release Request Form
Statement of Death Form
Burial Services and Cemetery Information Form
Burial Permit Form
Statement of Stillbirth
Refer to Fees Structure
Funeral is processed according to Sunni Muslim practice
Malton Masjid does not offer services of embalming of the deceased for transporting purposes overseas
Volunteers must follow Mortuary Room hygienic procedures as instructed by the funeral coordinator
Volunteers must adhere to strict confidentiality rules and not share or disclose any info about bathing of the deceased
Deceased body can only be stored for one night
Funeral services will be provided on a first come first serve basis
Funeral vehicle will only be driven by the funeral coordinators
Same day burial is available, if body is being released, picked up by the funeral coordinator and call is being made to the cemetery prior to 9:30 am*
Two members from the family of the deceased individual must beavailable at all times to assist funeral coordinator in performing the funeral services among them one must be the Next of Kin.
In order to assist the family properly and to avoid confusion, during the entire process of funeral service, funeral coordinator will be in touch with the Next of Kin. Other family members may receive desired information from him or her.
Funeral prayers requested to be conducted at another Masjid or Islamic Centre may be possible in GTA area, however additional charges will apply
Masjid can only pick up deceased individuals located in the GTA (any pick up that is outside the GTA may be possible with funeral coordinator approval, however extra charges will apply
For Saturday, burial is available, if request is being made to the cemetery by 9:00 am on Saturday*
For Sunday, burial is possible, if request is being made by 2:00 pm on Saturday*
For Statutory Holiday, burial is possible, if request is being made by 4:30 pm on previous business day and based on availability of crew members at the cemetery*
Notes:*These guidelines are subject to change without notice by the cemetery
Updated: June 29, 2019
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