Hawwah A. Karim-Smith - Funeral Director/ Manager License Number NJ 5001
Islamic people believe that death is a pathway to the hereafter. The rules for the ways in which we deal with the passing of a fellow Muslim are very clear and precise, and should be followed exactly. Islamic Burial Service Inc is committed to providing each Muslim in Newark, New Jersey, a proper Islamic funeral under the teachings of Islam. We will see that appropriate practices of prayer, body preparation, and burial are followed.
The death of a loved one is, of course, a sad and stressful time. We try to relieve some of your stress by ensuring all Islamic funeral rites are conducted correctly and that all legal requirements are met. We assist you and your family throughout the entire process, providing comfort to you in the knowledge that your loved one is being properly transitioned into the next life.
What you should know about an Islamic funeral:
At the Time of Death—If possible, friends and family members should be near at the time of passing, so they may offer hope and prayer for the dying person.
Preparation of the Body—The rules for washing and shrouding the deceased are very specific and should be followed to the letter. Please see our Islamic Funeral Workshops page to find out more about how you can learn to perform these crucial rituals yourself.
Casket—Many people do not realize that caskets are not required by law in Newark, NJ, although some cemeteries require them. Islamic Burial Service Inc will help you determine which casket, if any, is appropriate to your needs.
Burial—Burial should take place as soon as possible after the death. It is therefore important to be prepared to begin the Janazah immediately. Islamic Burial Service Inc understands this and will respond quickly and appropriately to your request for service.
Our objective at Islamic Burial Service Inc is to provide fully-supported Islamic funeral services to members of the Muslim community in Newark, New Jersey. Call or come in to see what we can do for you.