The ICF Funeral Services Team is here to cater to the needs of the ICF, the surrounding communities, and the DFW Muslim community at large. It is a not-for-profit community service that provides a range of end-to-end offerings. We partner with Rahma Funeral Services for these offerings.
Muslim Funeral Services at ICF include:
Body transportation in collaboration with Rahma Funeral Home
Arrangements for storing a body
Ghusl (body wash) at Rahma’s premise
Acquiring a burial plot at a number of cemeteries
Private viewing at Rahma Funeral Home
Salat-ul-Janazah (Funeral prayer) at ICF masjid
Burial at Farmersville/Denton/Restland Cemeteries
Counselling with religious leadership
Azza and dua facilitation after general congregations
Rahma Funeral Service utilizes one of the nearest cemeteries in the area. They will be able to help you with services like obtaining permission from hospital to release the deceased body to them to filing for the death certificate.
For immediate assistance, please call the ICF Main Office at (469) 252-4532. For after-hour emergencies, contact Rahma Funeral Home.
Contact Information for Rahma Funeral Services
- Rahma Funeral Home, 7810 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX, 75254
- Phone: (972) 386-0383; Toll-Free: (877) 526-2924
- Fax: (972) 386-0388
For questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What to do before imminent death:
Family members of the dying person and their most pious friends should be present at their side to help turn the final thoughts to Allah, reminding him or her of all the good deeds they did, about Allah’s mercy, and Allah’s favors. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Let no Muslim die except expecting and hoping the best from Allah” (Muslim).
Family members and friends can advise the dying person very gently (encouragement without insistence) to say the shahada: “La Illaha illallah”, which means there is no God but Allah, in a very kind and sincere manner, as these may be their last words. Abu Saeed Al-Khuduri reported that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Help Muslims who are dying to say “La Illaha illallah” (Muslim).
Family members should make Dua (supplication) to Allah to help make the final moments easy, and to forgive them.
Services Offered by Islamic Foundation and Muslim Funeral Services:
Arrange transportation of the body
Wash the body (Ghusl)
Shrouding (kafan) and a casket
Arrange for the congregational funeral prayer
Burial can be at the cemetery of your choice in the area.
Steps After Death Has Occurred:
Immediately after the death has occurred and it has been verified, close deceased's eyes; the mouth and jaws are held gently with broad bands or pieces of cloth so that they do not remain wide open; the legs should be held in the same way. The body should be covered and must always remain covered, preferably with a white sheet of cloth.
Invoke Allah and say: “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un” (To Allah we belong and to Him is our return).
Crying with no wailing is permitted. The prophet (pbuh) wept on the death of his son, Ibrahim and said: “The eyes shed tears and the heart feels pain, but we utter only what pleases our Lord. O Ibrahim! We are aggrieved at your demise.”
Contact Rahma funeral coordinator for funeral arrangements without delay; Relatives and friends should be notified. The body must not be kept waiting unnecessarily.
When you contact the funeral representative to seek advice, arrange for paperwork and a cemetery plot, please have the following information available:
- Determine if the dying person has any preferences for people who will carry out the Ghusl (washing) and Kafan (burial cloth). If there is none, then the next of male kin to males, and next of female kin to females should be available to perform the Ghusl.
Also, when you talk to the funeral coordinator, please prepare the following information for the dying person to facilitate the process and help in finalizing the paperwork:
- Current location of Deceased
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
- Date and Time of Death
- Phone Number
It typically takes about 3 to 6 hours to make all the arrangements at a minimum (Open/Close the grave, arrange the transportation, set prayer area). As such, a person can be buried on the same day if the death occurred prior to 8 AM. If the death occurred after that time, the arrangements will be typically made for burial the next day.
Typically, the Janaza prayer is performed right after the Dhuhr prayer (12:30 PM in winter months or 1:30 PM during daylight savings time) On Friday’s Janaza prayer is always after 2nd Jumah prayer at ICF. The Ghusl is typically performed before the Janaza prayers (around 10 AM or 11 Noon).
|Yahia Hammad||Shura Liaison|