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Testimonials

There r no words that can express how much I love hawwah..if I love her so much b4 I love her even more now...she and her team did beyond excellent job with my nana Gloria villa funeral...even though this is a sad time in my family...she gave my nana a beautiful home going and I appreciate her and her staff to infinity and beyond

Tamarah Majette
June 3, 2018

I want to express my sincere gratitude to Sister Hawwah and her staff. The services that were provided was more than wonderful. I could not have asked for more. Sister Hawwah made me and my family so very comfortable at a time when we really did not know what we were going to do or how to do it.I recommend Islamic Burial Services. Thank you again

Patricia Waller
May 11, 2018

Salum Walaikum

I just want to express my gratitude for Hawwah A. Karim-Smith. I found out late last week that my uncle passed away and I live in California. His daughters found out and he lived in Michigan. Hawwah was contacted and expedited the entire process for us, ESPECIALLY SINCE WE ALL LIVE OUT OF STATE. By the time we arrived in New Jersey, my uncle was in the funeral home and final arrangements were made. On top of that, the price was extremely reasonable. Paperwork was also provided very quickly to help resolve financial and legal matters.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ISLAMIC BURIAL SERVICES! Jazah Kom Allah Khair!

Taric Hegab
February 15, 2018

AS SALAAMU ALAIKUM🌹,
When We lose A Love One or Friend it's extremely gratifying to give a call to a Muslim to take care of that Love One. Making this call to The Islamic Burial Services, LLC of NJ, Speaking Directly to Sister Hawwah A. Karim-Smith (Funeral Director) gave me ease in such an emotional time. My Sister Alexis Harper was striving for her life by The Mercy & Blessings of "ALLAH"swt. Many Sisters had called Sister Hawwah in reference to Our Beautiful, Kind, Breathtaking Smiling & Laughter of Alexis. Sister Hawwah still explained Everything that needed to be prepared for Alexis & Alexis Family. Everyone must be included with satisfaction as this is Sister Hawwah's goal. Working on behalf of Alexis, Our Sister, Alexis Husband Winard Harper, Sister Hawwah was informed Br. Winard & Family needed to stay close to Alexis for her every need "INSHA ALLAH"swt & A Strong Rememberance of "ALLAH"swt. Family & Friends to come visit Alexis, so Sister Hawwah Said: Alexis is My Sister & Family Too & I'll drive to The Harper Family Home & Assistance them ANY WAY I CAN, "MAY ALLAH"swt, REWARD YOU WITH THE HIGHEST REWARD OF JANNAH FIRDOUS & YOUR FAMILY, AMEEN🌹. Sister Hawwah answered a telephone call from me while Hawwah was @ A Function as she informed of a time to call her the next day & by "ALLAH"swt Mercy, she was there to answer any questions, always in The Most Delightful Voice & Willing to Help. As Sister Hawwah said, Alexis is her Sister & Family Ameen.
Shukran🌹"ALLAH"swt FOR EVERYTHING💐.
Shukran Sister Hawwah, what A Wonderful & Professional way to run Islamic Burial Services, LLC OF New Jersey with Love, Mercy & Compassion for All of Humanity❤️.
Your Sister Aisha Abdul-Mateen❤️💕🌹
AS SALAAMU ALAIKUM

Aisha Abdul-Mateen
October 27, 2017

Let me just say....I don't follow any particular Religion but my step-dad did. We decided to use this funeral home since he was muslim ...and I must say. If this how Muslims treat people of their religion.... I just might have found the religion for me. I can't think of the funeral directors name on hand.....but what I do remember is how much she cared about how comfortable we were with the arrangements for my step-dad. I never witnessed a funeral where the director was.. loving,caring,and really had the best interest of laying your loved one to rest. Not only did she help with the arrangements, but she also was there for the prayer....and she drove the hearse.....not to mention she would not start prayer or leave the funeral home until she knew exactly where my mom was. The way this funeral home held services and made sure my mom was alright.....is awesome! Thank you so much for the love and care you showed us during this hard in our life.

Tainesha A. Wilson
August 29, 2017

Wa Rahmatullah. I met Sister Hawwah under not the best and inevitable circumstances. And the first time when speaking to her over the phone, she promised to give me a BIG hug once we met in person and she gave me that compassionate sincere hug as promised. I am so forever grateful, Alhamdulillah, through Allah that I was guided to her for all obvious reasons, her style of business and patience & amazing personality which is much needed in her line of business. She listened to me as I told her my mom's wishes and proceeded to grant them. This was the first time most of My Family & Friends had attended a Janazah and Sister Hawwah did an amazing job explaining how we bury in Islam, which was well appreciated by all. Mashallah. Her non stop commitment to me meant so much. THANK YOU for everything, for still keeping in contact with me, still giving me that same hug since the first day I met you, making sure in my process that I'm making my progress. THANK YOU for caring❣️May Allah Continue to Reward you for being simply just who you are!

Jazaka Allahu Khairan

Fajr MB
August 29, 2017

Bessie Marie Daniels 7/4/1963 - 8/16/2017
We Love You Mommy
My mom was in a hospice facility, and one of the requirements for staying there was finding a funeral home. So prior to my Mom's passing I was already surfing the web. I came across Islamic Burial Service. So about a week later my Mom passed and Sister Hawwah Karim was the first person I called. Her staff was very professional and efficient .My sister's and brother's and I, walked into Islamic Burial Service lost, sad and confused. We didn't know that planning a funeral was so overwhelming. However we we're reassured that we would be taken care of. Any questions we had were answered, any requests we wanted was done. Sis Hawwah and her staff guided us through the entire process. Even though we were mourning our loss, eveyone made us feel like we were family. We felt comfortable and safe. The Funeral for our Mom was beautiful. My brother's and sister's and i, and the rest of the family were truly satisfed with everything. So who ever is reading this, and your loved one has passed away, I truly recommend you have Islamic Burial Service take care of you and your loved one's, the same way they took care of ours.

Sincerely Precious Daniels & Family

Precious Daniels
August 27, 2017

Bessie Marie Daniels 7/4/1963 - 8/16/2017
We Love You Mommy
My mom was in a hospice facility, and one of the requirements for staying there was finding a funeral home. So prior to my Mom's passing I was already surfing the web. I came across Islamic Burial Services. So about a week later my Mom passed and Sister Hawwah A. Karim- Smith was the first person I called. Her staff was very professional and efficient .My sister's and brother's I, walked into Islamic Burial Services lost, sad and confused. We didn't know that planning a funeral was so overwhelming. However we were reassured that we would be taken care of. Any questions we had were answered, any requests we wanted was done. Sis Hawwah and her staff guided us through the entire process. Even though we were mourning our loss, eveyone made us feel like we were family.We felt comfortable and safe. The Funeral for our Mom was beautiful. My sister's, brother's and I, along with the rest of the family were truly satisfed with everything. So who ever is reading this, and your loved one has passed away, I truly recommend you have Islamic Burial Services take care of you and your loved one's, the same way they took care of ours.
Peace, Blessings and Love
Sincerely Precious Daniels & Family

Precious Daniels
August 27, 2017

Bessie Marie Daniels 7/4/1963-8/16/17
We Love You Mommy
My mom was in a hospice facility, and one of the requirements for staying there was finding a funeral home. So prior to my Mom's passing I was already surfing the web. I came across Islamic Burial Services. So about a week later my Mom passed and Sister Hawwah A. Karim-Smith was the first person I called. Her staff was very professional and efficient .My sister's and brother's and I, walked into Islamic Burial Services, lost, sad and confused. We didn't know that planning a funeral was so overwhelming. However, we were reassured that we would be taken care of. Any questions we had were answered, any requests we wanted was done. Sis Hawwah and her staff guided us through the entire process. Even though we were mourning our loss, eveyone made us feel like we were family. We felt comfortable and safe. The Funeral for our Mom was beautiful. My sister's, brother's I, along with the rest of the family were truly satisfed with everything. So who ever is reading this, and your loved one has passed away. I truly recommend you have Islamic Burial Services take care of you and your loved one's, the same way they took care of ours. Peace,Blessings and Love
Sincerely,
Precious Daniels & Family ❤

Precious Daniels
August 27, 2017

My brother Natheer transitioned from this life for a better one on July 20, 2017. Hawwah was there for my niece Aliyah , myself and the rest of my family just prior to his passing. After his death, we were all extremely exhausted and emotionally crippled, but arrangements needed to be made to adhere to the timelines. I feel that Hawwah took us in her loving , very professional arms and guided us through this difficult time. No detail was left out and no question considered trivial for my family. She was very patient and gentle.
We literally had nothing to do but write an obituary and show up the day of the Janazah. I have lost parents and other loved ones, and it was overwhelming because it was so much to do. The care and professional services we received helped us through this process chaos free and when I looked upon my brother's face for the last time, any sign of illness or pain were non-existent and he was beautiful.
On behalf of my family, I want to thank Hawwah and her staff for their professionalism and caring, it is truly appreciated more than you will ever know, or words can express.

Michelle Thompson
July 27, 2017

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I say thank you from the bottom of my heart. As I read other testimonies I am honored to have had the pleasure of having you facilitate the burial of my brother in law. No one could have told me that you were not tailored to our family from the first phone call to the cemetery. You are a gem, a diamond in the rough,a breath of fresh air. It is inevitable that we shall meet again. Thank you.. Thank you.. Thank you. We are forever grateful for you and your staff services.

Sharrah Gardner
July 22, 2017

Asalamu alaikum sis Hawwah. I just want to thank you for everything that you've done. Alhamdulilah you allowed me to assist in cleaning and covering my mother and even held my hand while when I saw her for the first time before we got started. You along with the sisters that assisted treated my mother delicatly and carefully, I really appreciated that. I also want to thank you for speaking so highly of my mother Nasirah at the viewing. I can tell you really spoke from your soul from the passion you had. It made me feel a lot better after you spoke and prepared everyone to leave for the Janazah. May Allah reward you sis Hawwah Ameen.

Najlaa
June 9, 2017

As a mother I would never wish this pain on no one. Two weeks ago I burried my oldest child. Not only tgat he was my only son. Even through the hardship of watching his sisters break down I was sent comfort. Allah sent my comfort through this funeral home. Sister Hawwah aided me in every manner.I made allbtge arrangrments over the phone

Vonce Family
May 23, 2017

Alhamdulilah for Sister Hawwah and the Islamic Burial Services staff. When my Uncle Al (Ali Akbar) Moore returned to Allah, there was no question about who to call. I know Sister Hawwah to be professional, compassionate, honest and caring. I made one phone call to Sister Hawwah and left the rest to her and her staff. My family and I had nothing to worry about. Everything went well and we were very pleased. We have already recommended Islamic Burial Services to another family. Shukran Sister Hawwah. I love you feesabilillah! Jazak Allah Khayran! Ameen!!

Denine Burney-Brandon
March 28, 2017

It was a pleasure to have the professionalism, care, consideration and experience of our Sister Hawaa and our Brother Abdur Razaaq. After initial contact, it was so relieving to have our dearly departed picked up so swiftly from the Hospital and brought to the tender care of Islamic Burial Services. They were able to facilitate everything that was needed from the Salatul Janazah to the Burial arrangements. And before all of that, Sister Hawaa made sure my family was fed while coordinating the paper work ! May Allah reward you all generously...

Khalifah Abdur-Rahman
March 18, 2017

I wish to express my deepest gratitude to the Islamic Burial Services for the handling of the remains my Father-in-Law Omar Raheem. Your assistance was nothing but professional delicacy. Your care, concern and knowledge for every detail to guide his family through this tough time was exceptional. You handled everything beautifully. Within an hour or so of hiss passing, you were at the hospital consulting, counseling, and consoling his Daughter, Granddaughter, and oldest Grandson explaining to them the process from that moment till the repast, and what to expect and what to do in the coming future in the handling his estate.

Every Saturday for the past 2 years I would take Mr Raheem to dialysis. We would pass the Mosque Roseville Avenue twice a day and every time he would say peace. The one time he missed it he felt so miserable, I drove around the block so he could end his inner turmoil. I would remind him from time to time that we were passing the Mosque so he would never feel that way again.

I personally have dealt with funeral directors for other members of my immediate family (wife, 2 father in laws, my father) and thought their assistance was adequate to quite good. I can not praise you and your team enough. Your assistance was exceptional, you kept the family on track and moving at a time when every one was to numb to think or act.

I thank you with all the Love and Compassion I have.

Walter Engle
March 17, 2017

As Salaamu alaikum, on behalf of the Arbubakrr family we would like to "Thank" Funeral director, Hawwah A. Karim-Smith for the professional, caring and excellent way she and Islamic Burial Services handled the arrangements and services for our brother, Ardeed Arbubakrr. Allahu Akbar

Hassan Arbubakrr
February 28, 2017

I am honored to be your daughter. You make me proud everyday due to your love and dedication to your job as a Funeral Director as well as to the people. You are Caring, Thoughtful and Generous to those in need during the time of their bereavement. You have worked very hard for many years to get to where you are today, and by Allah's Grace and Mercy, you will continue to be Successful. Inshallah

You are amazing!
I love you with all of my heart,
BG

Malika Cheatam
January 20, 2017

Alhamdulillah ! (praise be to Allah). Islamic Burial Services is truly a for the community. The services I observed for The Balozi Zayd Muhammad Harvey Family was phenomenal. The professionalism Hawwah and her staff displayed was demonstrated in the timelines observed and their inviting hospitality. Importantly, the Dawah (inviting to Islam) is given to those experiencing a Muslim burial is educating.

Rasheedah Ziyad
January 2, 2017

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