Upon Death Print
What should be done upon death?

IF DEATH OCCURS AT HOME OR DUE TO AN ACCIDENT, YOU MUST CONTACT THE FUNERAL HOME AND FOLLOW THEIR EXPLICIT DIRECTIONS.

  1. Contact the funeral Home and inform them of your desire to have them handle the body. Follow the instructions given by the funeral home.
  2. Go to the Head Nurse's office in the hospital and give them the name of the funeral home whom you authorized to handle the body.
  3. The hospital will release the body to the funeral home after the death certificate is signed.
  4. Contact Dar-Us-Salaam at 301-982-9848 to get help in washing and wrapping the body and make arrangements with the funeral home.
  5. Contact the organization from which you have purchased the burial site and request the authorization on interment to be faxed to the funeral home.  Dar-us-Salaam currently doesn't own any sites.  Please contact MD masjids to purchase sites at nearby cemetery.
  6. Contact the cemetery and inform them regarding burial site.
  7. The funeral home will transport the body from the hospital to the facilities, provide the accommodations for preparation of the body, and transport the body to the mosque/cemetery. In Washington, DC, an additional $100 is charged to transport the body to the mosque.