Our Funeral Service
FUNERAL & MUTUARY
Praise is to Allāh the Lord of the Worlds, Master of the Creation, the Forgiving, and the Merciful. Birth, life and death, this is the circle of life. A person is born into this world, spends a little time and then passes away. Allāh mentions in the Holy Qur’ān:
كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ۗ وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۖ فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ ۗ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ
“Every soul will have a taste of death, and you will receive your recompense on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is swayed from the Fire, and admitted to Paradise, has won. The life of this world is merely enjoyment of delusion.”
عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اغْتَنِمْ خَمْسًا قَبْلَ خَمْسٍ شَبَابَكَ قَبْلَ هَرَمِكَ وَصِحَّتَكَ قَبْلَ سَقَمِكَ وَغِنَاكَ قَبْلَ فَقْرِكَ وَفَرَاغَكَ قَبْلَ شُغُلِكَ وَحَيَاتَكَ قَبْلَ مَوْتِكَ
Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Take advantage of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your riches before your poverty, your free time before your work, and your life before your death.”
The one thing we can all be sure about and cannot deny, is the fact that one day we will all be leaving this earth. Our life on this earth is merely a journey to our real abode in the hereafter. The Messenger of Allāh mentions in a Ḥadīth:
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
كُنْ فِي الدُّنْيَا كَأَنَّكَ غَرِيبٌ أَوْ عَابِرُ سَبِيلٍ
“Live in this world as if you are a traveller or a wayfarer”.
Upon the death of a family member, most families in the UK struggle with understanding and managing the end to end process of burial.
Islām is a complete religion that provides guidance regarding all matters of life including for moments of happiness and grief. It is a sad fact that we have imposed certain cultural practices and innovations upon ourselves and complicated matters that were devised simple and easy. The way in which we conduct ourselves during marriages and deaths illustrate this. In another Ḥadīth, the Messenger of Allāh mentions
“The intelligent person is the one who controls his self-desires and performs deeds for after his death, and the helpless person is the one who follows his self-desires and relies on Allāh ”
We provide funeral and mutuary services and burial advice and support. The growing congregation and Muslim community in the area has meant that providing this service became necessary. The center provides this service in accordance with authentic guidelines stipulated under Shariah.
Our services include TRANSPORTATION, GHUSUL facility and KAFIN. We have dedicate team of well trained brothers and sisters who do this fisabillahi but we always encourage all users to contribute in running cost of the facility so the community can continue to benefit.