Our Funeral Committee and Volunteers provide support to local patrons in times of need. We have established a Muslim Cemetery that is available when needed by our patrons or their families where we can complete the funeral proceedings according to Islamic etiquette.
An Islamic funeral is considered a community event. Muslims believe a funeral to be a very spiritual occasion. Everyone in attendance participates in group prayers, in which mourners pray that Allah will have mercy on not only the deceased but also on all deceased Muslims.
Islamic funerals are to help mourners cope with their grief, but are also meant to offer hope for a good afterlife for the deceased. The service lasts 30 to 60 minutes.
ISNWA Cemetery is located at : 4661 S 1st St, Lowell, AR 72745 but the directions are wrong on google so please use this GPA Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ssHZwYxmwo19VQncA (street address sends you about 1/2 miles too far north)
The main procedures of a deceased Muslim are: washing, shrouding, praying, and burial.
The body should be washed completely and thoroughly (preferably more than 3 times). Private parts to be covered all the time. Perfume to be added in the last wash.
the body should be shrouded immediately after it is washed and dried. The shroud should be sufficient to cover the whole body (Usually a big piece of fabric to be wrapped around the body). The preferable color is white. It is recommended that the shroud be perfumed with incense.
It is obligatory to perform a special ritual (Salatul Janazah/funeral prayer) on the deceased. It can performed in the cemetery or in the Masjid (or at any other place, like home or hospital). Muslims stand in rows, recite Soorah Al-Fatihah and the Salah on the prophet. They should also pray for the deceased i.e. to ask Allah to forgive his sins, multiply his good deeds, have mercy on him, admit him into Jannah, etc.
the dead body should be placed in the grave on its right side with the face of the dead person towards towards the qiblah (Makkah). Out of respect, the dirt should not be touching the body. There must be a barrier like cement bricks or wooden boards before filling the grave.