General Guidance

GENERAL GUIDANCE REGARDING FUNERALS

The facilitation of funerals is an important responsibility of any masjid and we take this responsibility very seriously.

Below are some guidelines relating to our Funeral Service

Adhering to Quran and Sunah

  • We strictly adhere to Qur’an & Sunnah in the performance of all our religious activities and services.
  • Only practices established by the Quran and sunnah should be performed to ensure the best preparations for the deceased.
  • We aim to minimise the need for male/female mixing.
  • There will be a separate area provided for food, sisters on their monthly cycle, and the viewing of the body.

Our Service

  • We are able to handle multiple funerals in a day should the need arise.
  • Sensitivity and care are key aspects of the service.  Family volunteers are allowed to support as much as possible.
  • We offer everyone from the community the same service.
  • Funeral sittings – full-day use of the building as needed for ghusl, funeral prayer, food, etc. Up to a maximum of two further days for smaller gatherings, accommodating c.30 brothers and c.30 sisters. Food provision on these extra days becomes the sole responsibility of the family.

Booking and arrangements

  • As a masjid, there may be other activities that are underway on the day.
  • Please be appreciative of this.
  • We will try and accommodate things at short notice, where possible.
  • The only events impacting the ability to facilitate funerals are our conferences and Eid when the whole masjid is used:  Winter Conference, Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, Summer Conference.

Support

  • There will be appropriate support from the funeral team on the day of the funeral
  • Both the brothers and sisters’ sides are managed for every funeral, with clear contact points on both sides.
  • If the family requires time with the imam, this will be facilitated by the masjid
  • We will aim to ease the logistics for sisters in a way that minimises movement, due to the elderly, young children, pushchairs, baby seats, etc.

Shaykh Abu Usaamah
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Shaykh Abu Usamah was born in New Jersey in 1964. He embraced Islam in 1986 and went on to study in the Islamic University of Madinah for eight years where he graduated from the College of Da’wah and Usool-ad-Din.

 Shaykh Abu Usamah has been very active in da’wah since the day he embraced Islam. He has been the Imam of various mosques in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
 Shaykh Abu Usamah’s zeal and eagerness in conveying the true message of Islam has led him to many parts of the world, delivering lectures and seminars, as well as translating for many scholars and du’aat from the Arab world.
 
Abu Usamah has been blessed in studying with some of the greatest scholars of our time and is currently the Imam of a masjid in Leeds, UK.