STEPS TO TAKE
1. Contact a funeral home. We recommend using one of these two:
2. Purchase the gravesite from ICSJ for the Morgan Cemetery in Cinnaminson, NJ
Address: 1100 Cinnaminson Ave, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Limited Time Pricing: $500
Check Payable to "ICSJ - Islamic Center of South Jersey"
3. Coordinate between funeral home and cemetery.
ICSJ COVID-19 Funeral Procedure
We are in contact with the directors at Falco Caruso Funeral Home who also receive regular updates from the State of NJ and The Center for Disease Control in the handling of potentially infected persons for Janazah/Muslim funeral services.
The funeral home will strictly adhere to CDC guidelines for burial of those passing away due to COVID-19 to minimize spread of infection.
The cemetery will also strictly adhere to CDC and NJ Governor Executive guidelines for the burial of those passing away due to COVID-19. Janazah will take place directly at the cemetery and not at the Masjid. A maximum of ten (10) immediate family members will be permitted to attend the Janazah.
COVID-19 WASHING/SHROUDING PROCEDURE
Due to the risks of infection and contamination, there will be no washing or Tayammum (dry Wudu) for the body, nor will there be any washing or Masah on the outside of the body bag. The body bag will not be wrapped in a Kafn/shroud either.
There is a clear precedent in our Shari’ah of a person being buried without ghusl, which is that of an actual Shaheed. This scenario can be applied due to absolute necessity.