IAOS Funeral Facility Fundraising
The Muslim community in Regina has had to rely on funeral homes to provide services to deceased members of our community and their families. These services are quite expensive and not affordable for many families. An adult funeral can cost a minimum of $6,000 and is increasing in cost each year by about 3% due to inflation. Part of this cost is for the services provided by the funeral home.
To improve community services and decrease funeral costs, the Funeral Arrangement Committee in collaboration with the Maintenance Committee of the Islamic Association, started a project to build a Funeral Facility at the Masjid. Alhamdulillah, this project has been recently completed and we now have facilities in the Masjid to prepare the body of the deceased for burial. The new facility has all the provisions that a standard funeral home should have. Renovations include plumbing, flooring, tiling, electrical connections, closets, and a showering facility. We imported the required equipment including the cooler for the deceased and tables for Ghusl (cleaning) and lifting. In the future, we also plan on having a van to transport the deceased.
The Islamic Association has spent a total of approximately $28,386.00 on this project. We are requesting that the community contribute generously to cover the costs. May Allah SWT reward everyone for their generosity.
Donations can be made at the IAOS Masjid or online.