Funeral (Janazah) Services
الذين اذا اصابتهم مصيبة قالوا انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
"Who, when a misfortune overtakes them, say: ‘Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return’.”
Qur'an, Surah al-Baqarah 2:156
"Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things."
If the sad event happens in your home, call 911 immediately or call hospice (only if deceased was under home hospice treatment).
If the sad event happens in hospital, follow hospital guidelines.
Obtain death verification paperwork from doctor or attendant or hospice representative. Death verification paperwork need to be provided to WIC Funeral Home.
HOPE CEMETERY in Worcester is the closest cemetery to WIC. They have a dedicated Muslim burial site and also provides special vaults for Muslims in which the floor has square opening for ground contact.
Call or visit Hope Cemetery (Contact info is available on this page) and book a plot immediately (If not already done).
Approx. cost of a plot in Hope Cemetery Muslim burial site is $1550.
Call or visit Hope Cemetery and book burial arrangement with them. Hope Cemetery in Worcester requires 24 hrs. advance notice and cannot do same day burials (other Cemeteries may have different requirements, please contact them appropriately). If the event happens off hours, contact Cemetery earliest possible.
Approx. cost of Hope Cemetery Burial Arrangement is b/w $1875 and $2475 (additional overtime charges may apply). This cost is in addition to the cost of the plot.
DISCLAIMER: Hope cemetery prices are controlled by City of Worcester. Prices mentioned above are for reference only and subject to change. Please contact Hope cemetery for up to date pricing and burial policies.
Contact WIC Funeral Assistance (Contact info is available on this page) and notify them of your arrangements with Cemetery. Discuss about washing (Ghusl), Shrouding (Kafan) and Prayers (Namaz-E-Janazah) timings.
WIC Masjid does not make a profit from the Funeral Services / Janazah Assistance Service. WIC provides Funeral Services/ Janazah Assistance Free of Charge. However other costs indicated below are for third party services or to cover the costs incurred by the WIC Funeral Service.
The cost of funeral service will be $1200*. This cost is subsidized due to the efforts of community volunteers helping Fi-Sabilillah
(*Financial assistance may be available to needy but not guaranteed.)
The following additional charges will apply given the conditions below:
$50: each additional transport trip within 15 miles from WIC
$100: Transporting to another cemetery in MA within 40 miles from WIC
$200: Transporting to out of state (MA) cemetery within 75 miles from WIC e.g. Enfield CT additional. (if Cemetery is farther than 75 miles, please contact WIC Funeral Committee regarding additional charges)
$200 for keeping remnants for 12-24 hours
$300: Autopsy Stitches
$650: To embalm for International Ship outs
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Qur'an Surah al-Baqarah 2:274