Frequently Asked Questions

Funeral Process (4)

Step 1: Body Pickup

Markham Masjid’s representative picks up the deceased body from Coroner’s office/ Hospitals/Retirement home/Airports or the Home and brings it to Markham Masjid.

Step 2: Paperwork at Markham Masjid

The family/guardian of the deceased need to do the following: During this process, Markham Masjid’s will:
  • Assist family in filling out forms and documents
  • Verify all information including review the “Death Certificate – Form 16”
  • Fax the “Burial Services & Cemetery Information” to the Cemetery requesting to open a grave.
  • Perform the final rites of the deceased according to Islamic rulings, which are limited to body washing and wrapping in a shroud only with the help of volunteers and family members.
  • Submit “Statement of Death – Form 15“, “Death Certificate – Form 16” along with blank “Burial Permit” to the City Office. The city will issue a “Burial Permit” while keeping other forms in their records.
  • Organize and perform Janaza prayer right after Zuhr salat
  • Transport the coffin to the cemetery for burial. (Cemetery accepts burials 7 days a week until 3:30 pm).
  • Provide 10 signed copies of “Proof-of-Death Certificate” to the family (which may be used to inform Government offices, banks and other institutions)
Step 3: Burial Take the Statement of Death Form 15, Death certificate – Form 16 (provided by Markham Masjid) and a blank copy of the Burial Permit to the City or Police station (after hours). They will keep the forms and return the Burial certificate after stamping for the family to keep.
Category: Funeral Process

Funeral is processed according to Sunni Muslim practice.

We do not promote embalming of the deceased for transporting overseas.

Volunteers must follow Mortuary Room Hygenic procedures as instructed by the Funeral Coordinator.

Volunteers must adhere to strict confidentiality rules and not share or disclose any info about bathing of the deceased.

Deceased body can only be stored for one night.

Category: Funeral Process

Grave & Services (At Burial Time)

Payable to Islamic Society of Markham by Cheque

Grave Price $3,200
Bathing, Shroud, Coffin & Transport $1,180.53
Taxes $569.47
City Registratin Fee $50
Total $5,000

Services & Transport Only

Bathing, Shroud, Coffin & Transport $1,180.53
Taxes $153.47
City Registration Fee $50
Total: $1,384

Baby Funeral Services (including taxes and City Registration Fee $50)

Still Born or Baby (No Transport) $600
Still Born or Baby (With Transport) $700

Grave Opening & Closing Fee (including taxes) *

Payable to Toronto Muslim Cemetery Corp.


Adult Standard Depth $1,100
Adult Extra Depth $1,300
Still Born/Child (2ft Box)  $700.00
Infant/Child (4ft Box)  $1,196.25

*subject to change, please refer to the Cemetery price list

Payment Instructions:

The family needs to pay ISM for the grave cost and funeral processing services through Cheque, debt, cash or credit card.

Cheques can be made payable to Islamic Society of Markham

The family also needs to pay at the Cemetery for the burial charges through cash, debit and credit card. Please note, cemetery office does not accept cheques.

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