Islamic Cemetery of Gastonia
The Islamic cemetery of
Gastonia is a non profit organization. Most of the services provided by the
organization are performed by our volunteers for the sake of Allah. However,
there are still some costs such as digging, transporting body, death
certificate, etc. that are unavoidable by the organization, which must be
cover by family and friends.
The cemetery is managed
and maintained by the Islamic Society of Gastonia. The Shura Council selects a
burial committee to make necessary arrangements. The cemetery is open to all
Muslims without any discrimination. However, following rules and regulation
must be obeyed by all, no mater of his or her services, donation, or status in
Contact Persons /
Steps to take in
case of death:
Call one of the contact persons.
Contact person will need following information from you:
Deceasedís full name & SS#.
Doctorís name & number.
Hospital or facility info., where the body needs to be recover from.
Deceasedís next to keen or family contact name and number to make
Date & Time you would like to perform burial.
Contact persons will arrange for digging the gravesite and
transportation of the body to the cemetery.
Sit with authorized person to complete the death certificate.
Wash the body and offer funeral prayer (Salatul Janazah).
Bury the dead.
Payment for services as underlined inside the brochure.
General Policies or
rules & regulations:
shall have the right to be buried in the Islamic Cemetery of Gast.
of the grave site(s) will be permitted. Only the gravesite immediately next to
an occupied one, in compliance with the blueprint, will be used.
No structure shall be
allowed on top of the grave
site(s) except for a flat grave marker (12 x 6) with at most the
following information: name, dates of birth and death of the deceased, which
must be approved by current burial committee (NOT provided by us).
All burial procedure
must occur according to Islamic Shariah and keeping the rules of cemetery in
Any other information
which is not cover in here or any
renovation and changes to grave must be approved by the burial committee or