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 17 Michigan Av. Paterson N.J. 07503                       Funeral Home  - Funeraria                                          (973) 925-4875


First Own and Operated Islamic Funeral Service of New Jersey and New York



Funeral Services through the mosques include:

* Basic Services of Funeral Services and Staff
* The local (Within 10 miles )Transportation of Body to Mosque
* Preparation for Burial
* Washing of the deceased
* Shrounding of the Body
* Sheltering of remains (Cold Storage)
* The obtaining of necessary permits and authorizations
* Securing Burial Permit
* Local Transportation to the Cemetery

    Same day burial is possible, if requested prior to 9AM
    Monday to Saturday - regular services
    Sunday and holidays - the cemetery imposes additional charges

Note: This charge does not include the actual cost of the grave at the 
cemetery, or the cemetery's charges for opening and closing of the grave. 

What should I do if the need arises? 
You may contact Brother   *Rebhi Abedrabbo  
Religious Affairs Coordinator
Office (973) 925 - 4875
 Cell  (973) 687 - 7777

*Cannot make funeral arrangements or direct funerals


Washing of the Deceased 

A. PLACE OF WASHING :
The deceased’s body is washed in a clean, secluded, and private place where clean water and soap are
available. 
The body of the deceased is washed with water and, if available, lotus leaves, or camphor (To be used
in the final wash).
The washing  is done three or five, or any more odd number of times if necessary.

B. STEPS OF WASHING :
1. The body of the deceased is placed on a table or alike, the deceased’s clothes is
removed , and the body is covered with a sheet of cloth.
2. The head and the upper body is raised slightly to insure the washing water with exudations
from the body flows down and does not run back to the body.
3. The Aura (Private parts) of the deceased is covered with a piece of cloth (The Aura of a male
is from the belly button to the knee in the presence of males, for the female is the same in the
presence of females) The washer should start washing by saying:" Bismillah " [In the name of Allah]
4. The washer winds a piece of cloth around his hand, and with this he cleans away any impurities from
the body using water. Then he  disposes of this piece.
5. The washer  takes another piece of cloth around his hand, press lightly the stomach of the
deceased so as so to expel, if possible, any remnants from it, and then wash the body of all impurities
using water. Then he  disposes this piece of cloth.
6. The washer  takes another piece of cloth around his hand (May use gloves), and wash the
covered private parts, then dispose of this piece of cloth.
7. The washer  performs Wudu (Ablution) on the deceased without inserting the water in the nose
and in the mouth.
8. The washer  cleans the body with water and soap, starting from the head (hair,
face and beard {Men}), then the upper right side of the body then the left side, after that the lower
right side then the lower left.
9. In the case of a female, her hair is loosened, washed, combed, and be braided in three braids,
and placed behind her back.
10. The washing is done three times, or five times, or seven times, as needed, providing that after
washing the head, wash the right side before the left, and the upper parts before the lower ones.
11. In the last wash, the washer may use camphor, or some perfume with the water.
12. After that the body is dried with clean towel.
13. Then the body is totally covered with a white sheet.
14. Get ready to start the shrouding.

Shrouding the body with the Kafan

Shrouding  starts just after washing the body of the deceased.

THE KAFAN OF A MALE

The Kafan of a male  consists of three white winding sheets about {7 x 7 feet}, clean and large enough
to conceal the whole body, after having been perfumed. We use 4 tie ropes, each 7 feet long.

STEPS OF SHROUDING :
1. The winding sheets are spread out one on the top of the other .
2. The deceased, covered with a sheet, is lifted and laid on his back on the winding sheets.
3. Some scent or perfume may be put on those parts of the body upon which one rests during
prostration, that is the forehead, nose, hands, knees, and feet.
4. If it is possible the deceased’s left hand should be placed on his chest, then put his right hand on the
left hand like the way in the Salat (Prayer).
5. The edge of the top sheet is folded over the deceased right side, then the other edge over his left
side. Then the second sheet is  folded the same way. The third and the largest sheet is treated the same way.
6. These sheets are fastened with a piece of cloth {Tie ropes}, one above the head, another
under the feet, and two around the body.

THE KAFAN OF A FEMALE

The Kafan of a female  consist of five white garments, (Two winding sheet, a long loose sleeveless shirt
{From shoulder to feet}, a waist wrapper, and a head veil ), these are large enough to cover the whole
body and may be perfumed, a loin cloth is used to bind the upper part of her legs,we use 4 tie
ropes, each one is 7 feet long.

STEPS OF SHROUDING :
1. The garments are spread out ( First: winding sheets {7 x 7 feet}, Second: the long loose sleeveless
shirt {3 1/2 x 14 feet, with a hole in the middle line for the head}, Third: waist wrapper {6 feet x 3
1/2 feet }, Fourth head veil {a 4x4 square feet white sheet}, and Fifth: the loin cloth {12 inches
wide x 4 feet long} ).
2. The deceased, covered with a sheet, is lifted and laid on her back on the shroud. Some scent or
perfume may be put on those parts of the body upon which one rests during prostration, that is the
forehead, nose, hands, knees, and feet.
3. The loin cloth is bound round her upper legs (Acts like underwear).
4. The waist wrapper is tied in place.
5. Put on the sleeveless shirt (Long to cover the body from the shoulder to the feet) .
6. Put the head veil.
7. The deceased’s left hand should be placed on her chest, then put her right hand on the left hand
like the way in the Salat (Prayer).
8. The edge of the top sheet is folded over the deceased right side, then the other edge over his left
side. Then the second sheet should be folded the same way.
9. These sheets are  fastened with a piece of cloth {Tie ropes}, one above the head, another
under the feet, and two around the body.

Burial Services 

Direct Burial Service
$ 1,460 



Wood  Burial Container $ 345    





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Interment:                     
Laurel Grove (Totowa NJ)