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Mosque Plans Event to Raise Funds for Funeral Facilities

The dream of Blackburn Muslim community to improve their funeral facilities is coming one step closer after the local mosque announced a new fun day to raise funds for the project.

Masjid E Saliheen, which is based off Disbury Street, has already raised £56,000 for the project which helped it fix a leaking roof and install a stainless steel wash table and a preparation table to shroud the deceased.

“The remaining 35% will go towards the creation of new beams and supporting columns, new doors and windows as well as all plumbing and electrical work,” a mosque spokesperson said, Lancashire Telegraph reported. 

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“In an effort to raise the remaining funds pay for the equipment and work, the mosque will be hosting its third annual family fun day dubbed ‘Saliheen’s Global Kitchen’.”

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The fun day, planned on Sunday, July 23, will include stalls offering cuisines from around the world including India, Pakistan, Tanzania, South Africa, Morocco and China.

“The event will also feature free children’s activities such as a bouncy castle, inflatable football and basketball and a rodeo bull,” the mosque spokesman added.

“Children will also be able to get their face painted, decorate their own cakes and doughnuts and take part in sports activities for free.”

Funeral in Islam

Islam calls for respecting human beings whether alive or dead.

Muslim’s dead body should be immediately taken to a mortuary for washing and preparation.

Two or three adult Muslims should wash the body and then put on the shroud (kafan). Before the burial, the funeral prayer should be done.

The burial should be done as soon as possible. It is makruh (reprehensible) to delay the burial of the dead.

Funerals in Islam have always been simple with no elaborate services or extravagant caskets.