Welcome to Islamic Burial Service LLC

On behalf of Islamic Burial Services, LLC we humbly apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your loyalty to our establishment for the past 7 years.   

Thank you, 

Hawwah A. Karim-Smith 

Manager-Funeral Director 



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March 22, 2020 

Islamic Burial Services, LLC is open for business.  We are committed to offering our families the best quality of care.  The health and safety of the community and our staff is our top priority. We are closely monitoring and staying informed on the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention {CDC}, NJ Department of Health {NJDOH}, the World Health Organization {WHO} and the National Funeral Directors Association {NFDA} 

We are taking necessary safety precautions to adhere to the Governor’s orders regarding funeral homes.  Below is a list of the limited services we are permitted to perform.   Removals ~ Funeral homes can remove the decease from the place of death. 

Arrangements~ It is suggested that we conduct funeral arrangements over the telephone with the next of kin or arrange to meet at the funeral home with 1-2 family members.  

Preparation of decease~ We are permitted to prepare the body.  (Wash and Shroud for Muslims and Wash and Dress for Non-Muslims). 

Visitation~ No more than 2 family members are permitted to have a brief visitation 

Islamic Funeral prayer~ My staff and the 1-2 family members will perform the Janazah prayer over the deceased Muslim at the funeral home.  We will also post on Facebook our announcement scroll to notify the Muslims at-large to make Salatul-Ghaib (prayer for the person without the body present) for the person in their home. 

Places of worship~ We can NOT take the decease to the Masjid for Muslim or Church for Christians.   

Cemetery restrictions~ Certain cemeteries are only allowing the funeral director and the decease to go to the cemetery for burial.  Others are allowing 1-2 families to accompany the funeral director and the decease for burial.  When you call to make arrangements, we will inform you. 

To report a death: 

o   We offer 24-hour, 7 day a week service.  Please call 973-484-1494 either one of our funeral directors will answer or our answering service will promptly connect you to your funeral director, Sister Hawwah. 

o You may also go onto our website- www.IslamicBurialNewark.com to complete the Prearrangement or Report a Death form.   

On behalf of Islamic Burial Services, LLC we humbly apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your loyalty to our establishment for the past 7 years.  We will inform you of any updates. 

Thank you, 

Hawwah A. Karim-Smith  Manager-Funeral Director 

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Sister Huwa and her staff are absolutely great. (May Allah Protect them and reward them)Sister Huwa took the time to help with everything. She had so much patience and was so helpful. She is very honest and does everything with her heart in it. During this time of a pandemic, other Islamic services weren’t available or didn’t want to help us, we live in south Jersey so she had one of her amazing staff come all the way from Newark to South Jersey to pick my grandma up. (May Allah reward him) Sister Huwa broke down everything multiple times and even though I asked her the same thing over and over again she never made me feel like I was annoying and she never lost her patience with me. Her prices are very reasonable. She went through everything thoroughly with me. When I came to the funeral home with my family she had already called Medicaid to take care of payment arrangements. Her daughter, Sister Malika helped us out with the death certificate to make sure it was right. Her grandson lead the Janazah prayer. And the driver who brought her body to the finally resting place was so respectful and waited until everything was over to pay his respect, give condolences and make sure everything was okay. Sister Huwa and her staff are excellent and I recommend Islamic Burial Services. May Allah reward them and protect them in this world and after. My family and I are so grateful for everything she has done for us.

Tasneem Ibrahim

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