One of the most heartbreaking moments in your life is to bid farewell to someone you love or care for. As Muslims, we are taught to trust Allah’s (S.W.T.) will and to pray for mercy and forgiveness for the deceased. To assist you during these difficult times, the Islamic Foundation furnishes the requisite facilities and a caring team of volunteers who strive to render this transition as smooth as possible. You can avail of this service for a nominal fee, which help in meeting our expenses.
Mortuary and Ghusl (Bathing the deceased)
Our mortuary is equipped to provide ghusl (bathing) and ready the body for burial in a wooden casket as per Canadian law. We also provide the option to store up to to four bodies in a refrigerated area. Our team of volunteers comprised of both brothers and sisters are available to bathe and prepare the body as needed.
As part of our funeral services, we have ensured access to a Muslim graveyard at Pine Ridge Memorial Garden in Pickering. Inquiries as well as payments can be dealt with by contacting our office.
The burial services available are as follows:
Same day burial is possible, if requested prior to 9AM
Monday to Saturday - regular services
Sunday and holidays - the cemetery imposes additional charges
Salatul Janaza (Prayer for the deceased)
Salatul Janaza can be easily performed in the mosque in our spacious prayers halls for both men and women. You are welcome to bring non-Muslim friends as well for funeral services but we do require that the appropriate dress code is observed.
What should I do if the need arises?
Call the Foundation at 416-876-3000 or 416-321-0909. You will be directed to the Funeral Committee. The committee members will then take care of all the related services. The entire process takes time and your presence in the office may be necessary. We, therefore, suggest that the office be contacted in advance in instances where death is expected.
For any further questions, please contact our office.