In case of death or imminent death of a dear one, please inform the Imam of the Masjid, let him know your contact information and one person responsible to communicate with the association in regard to the arrangement. Representative of the association will contact the identified person as soon as possible.
Please arrange for the transfer the body to Victoria Ave funeral home. 2080 East Victoria Ave. Phone number 761 2727. They are also open in the evening and nights. We choose Victoria Ave funeral home as it provide us the better facilities for the ghusul of the deceased.
Funeral home will have to arrange for paper work including death certificate and burial permit from the city before burial can take place. Please provide the funeral home director the necessary information.
Family has to pay the cost of burial plot to Islamic association of Regina, SK Inc. The cost of the burial plots change every year. Current rate is 1350 dollar (2014) plus GST.
Cost of funeral home, opening and closing the grave will be arrange through Victoria Ave funeral home and the cost to be covered by the family with association has no involvement in it. This is around 3500 dollars (2014). This includes the opening and closing the grave. These rates are subject to change please consult the funeral home director for the current cost.
Burial on weekends is not always possible; association can try to expedite the process of burial over the weekend if requested. This will however costs more and the cost of opening and closing the grave is much higher. Please consult with funeral
Once the family decide on the date and timing of burial and they confirmed with cemetery and the funeral home association will arrange for the bathing and shrouding the deceased.
Funeral home can bring the body of the deceased to the masjid for salatul Janaza and subsequent burial at Riverside Memorial park Cemetery located at 815 Assiniboine Ave east. Islamic association has designated area for burial of Muslims within the Cemetery.
In case of demise of a child. Riverside Cemetery has a separate child Cemetery and that would be the preferred place as all children are Massom (Sinless) and opening an adult grave for that purpose is quite costly.
Islamic Association does not arrange transfer of body to any other place for burial. If you would like to transfer the body to the country or city of your origin please consult with Victoria Ave funeral home.
If you have financial difficulty in paying the cost of burial please let the Islamic association representative know how much you can pay.