Loss of a family member is an extremely stressful experience. Many people are normally bewildered on such occasions and are left oblivious over what to do next. The Islamic Society of Cumberland endeavors to provide ease and comfort to the grieving families by taking care of their funeral related needs with the utmost professionalism.
When a family requires funeral services they may contact the following;
|Br. Tayyab Muhammad||Primary Funeral Coordinator||C: 613-277-4423|
|Br. Saeed Omar||Funeral Assistant||C: 613-299-1733|
FUNERAL & BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS:
Once you contact one of Masjid Bilal’s funeral coordinators they will discuss the process with you in details and help you fill out the paper work and make the necessary arrangements. Once the body of the deceased is ready for release from the facility where it is being held, the funeral coordinator will do the following:
- Transport the deceased at Masjid
- Make arrangements for bathing and shrouding the body (ghusl and takfeen)
- Make arrangements for the burial
- Coordinate the funeral prayer
- Transport the deceased to the cemetery
Although Masjid Bilal’s funeral coordinators will help you every step of the way, we encourage family members to familiarize themselves with the process and the details as outlined below:
IF DEATH OCCURS AT HOME:
Call 911 or Call your family doctor (or the last doctor the patient had seen) for a home visit (for the due process) of issuance of a Medical Certificate of Death (Form 16 below). Fill out (Form 15 below) Statement of Death. This form can be obtained from Masjid Bilal or from City Hall. The body will be transported by an ambulance or by the use of Masjid’s van to the Funeral Facility at Masjid.
IF DEATH OCCURS IN THE HOSPITAL:
The hospital will complete the due process and issue a Medical Certificate of Death (Form 16 below). Fill out (Form 15 below) Statement of Death. This form can be obtained from Masjid Bilal or from City Hall and the body will remain in the morgue until the other Hospital’s formalities are completed.
Bring both forms (Forms 15 & 16 below) to the City Hall to obtain a Death Registration, also called a Burial Permit. City has one main and three satellite offices and they are open between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, however City Hall on Laurier provides 24/7 emergency services regarding Burial Permits.
- Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa
- Orleans Client Service Centre, 255 Centrum Blvd. Suite 100, Orlean
- Ben Franklin Place Client Service Centre, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Nepean
- Kanata Client Service Centre, 580 Terry Fox Dr. Kanata
The City will immediately issue a burial-permit (Form 19) upon submission of both forms (Form 15 & 16 below) and the fee. Please make few copies of these important documents.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CEMETERY WILL ONLY OPEN THE GRAVE UPON ISSUANCE OF BURIAL-PERMIT BY THE CITY.
PURCHASE A GRAVE FROM OTTAWA MUSLIM CEMETERY LOCATED AT:
1668 Manotick Station Rd.
Forms related to the Funeral service. Note that forms 16 & 19 are listed here for references only. They are not to be filled out by the family.