Islamic Burial

By on March 25, 2010

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, who say, when afflicted with calamity: “To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return” – The Holy Quran 2:155-156

Orange County Muslim Burial Contact List:

  1. Pre-burial Washing facilities available on-site at Garden Grove Masjid, 9752 W. 13th St, Garden Grove, CA 92844; Tel (714) 531-1722.  A digital pre-burial washing demo is available at (Click on Islamic flashes, click on Educational flashes, go to and click on “washing and shrouding the deceased”)
  2. For 24 Hour Burial Services, please call Br. Goulad Farrah, Funeral Director at ISOC Mortuary at Tel (714) 531-5400 or Cell (562) 843-6797.  Please note that Cost of burial is est. $4,000.
  3. To Register Death & Obtain Certificate, please contact OC Clerk-Recorder’s office located at Laguna Hills Civic Center, 24031 El Toro Rd., Ste 150, Laguna Hills, CA 92653; Hours 9:00am – 4:00pm Mon-Fri; Tel (714) 834-2500; Website
  4. For Funeral Prayers & Grievance Couseling, call OCIF at 949-595-0480 or visit the Administration Office on 23581 Madero Drive, Suite 101, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Ghusl & Kafan Materials to Purchase (Garden Grove Masjid can provide these to you):

  • White unstitched sheets (7ft x 7ft): 3 for males, 5 for females
  • Warm water, soap and camphor sidr/attar
  • Washcloths and towels
  • Hygienic material: mask, gloves, disposable gowns, etc
  • Cardboard box to place the body in after Ghusl