“Every soul shall have a taste of death”
From the (earth) did we Create you, and into it shall we return you, and from it shall we bring you out once again”
First Complete Islamic Mortuary and Cemetery in California
Wal-Hamdu-Lillah, the first Islamic Mortuary and funeral home has been opened in Jun 1st, 1999. The American Islamic Institute of antelope Valley as a Funeral Establishment Licensed by the Estate of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau with License # FD-1828 and under the directorship of Funeral Director Kamal Al-Kathib who is also licensed by California Cemetery and funeral Bureau License # 2576 can assist you in handling all the funeral arrangements including the filing of the death certificate, dealing with the California Department of health, dealing with the Coroner’s Office, obtaining the burial permit, transporting the body to the funeral home, washing (ghusl), and shrouding (kafan) according the the way of Muhammad (Sala Allahu Alli Wa-Salam) without embalming or casket and everything in handled by Muslims.
Wal-Hamdu-Lillah, the first 100% Islamic Cemetery with 20 acres of land has also been opened at the same time. The Cemetery and Mortuary are owned by the American Islamic Institute of Antelope Valley (AIIAV). Burial is done according to the Islamic Shari-ah. The body is placed on its right side with face towards Makab and right on the dirt. The depth of the grave is equal to the average mans height. The grave can’t be raised above the ground more than 8 inches. The grave can be marked with a simple stone. All of the funeral and burial services are offered for a nominal price and free for poor Muslims after financial status review by the program board.
The Islamic Mortuary and Cemetery is located on Rosamond exit on Avenue A, in the outer skirt of the city of Lancaster and south of the City of Rosamond, off the Highway 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway). The property is properly fenced and gated. It includes the funeral home, a small Mosque (85 worshipers capacity) to offer Salatul Janaza and on March 5, 2011 completed of 3,200 Square Feet Mosque with Minerat, enough parking area for cars, drinking water well, with all utilities on site, paved street all the way to the Cemetery property. Everything is prepared according to the specification of the California Department of Health.
With the increase in number of Muslims in Southern California, a need comes for providing Islamic Funeral and Burial Services which will adhere to strict Islamic Sharia and teachings (Sunna) of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) by burying Muslims without a casket (box) and also be affordable to Muslims.
WHY THIS PROJECT IS UNIQUE?
Deceased Muslims especially women are handed by Muslims who ensure following the Islamic Sharia of handling such deceased.
• This is the only Muslim project which includes complete burial and funeral services from start to finish without a need for outside services.
• The Most affordable cost in United States and the State of California.
• Free burial services for low-income Muslims Subject to verification of the financial status of the family of the deceased, and committee approval.
SERVICES AVAILABLE COMPLETE BURIAL AND FUNERAL SERVICES INCLUDE:
• PICKING UP DECEASED FROM PLACE OF DEATH.
• PREPARE ALL NECESSARY RELATED DOCUMENTS AND DEATH CERTIFICATES FROM DOCTORS, CORONER OFFICES, AND HOSPITALS.
• OBTAIN PERMIT FOR DISPOSITION OF DECEASED IN THE ISLAMIC MORTUARY AND CEMETERY IN ROSAMOND.
• PERFORM (GHUSL): WASHING THE DECEASED AND SHROUDING.
• OFFER JANAZA PRAYER AT THE CEMETERY PRAYING AREA.
• OPENING AND CLOSING GRAVES.
We pray to Allah that you take the opportunity and donate generously to help paying the expenses of the project and offer free service to the poor and remember that the Prophet (PBUH) said “Whoever offers a Muslim a grave will be rewarded the equivalent of a house rent for him until the day of judgment.” In case you can’t donate, tell another Muslim who can.
ISLAMIC MORTUARY AND CEMETERY LOCATION:
1305 118th St. W.
Rosamond, CA 93560