Funeral Guidelines

The guidelines below are prepared to assist South Asian Muslims in general. SAMAA is unable to provide specific help in funeral matters at this stage:
1. In the event the problem of post mortem /autopsy arises, contact Maulana Nazir ul Hassan Thanvi who has the official authority to intervene and negotiate with the relevant hospital to waive the ruling on religious grounds.
He can be contacted on 0423 854 465 or Mobile 0450 207 863.
2. Regarding Funeral/burial arrangements, contact:

a. Brother Amin

Islamic Funeral Services

84 Wangee Road

Lakemba NSW 2195

Mobile: 0411 522 739

b. The Australian Muslim Janaza & Community Services (AMJCS)

50 Morehead Ave,

Mount Druitt (Close to Rooty Hill Mosque)

The janazah prayers are held at Rooty Hill mosque and burial is held at Riverstone cemetery.

Contact: Mr Jawed Iqbal 0452 629 2 44    website:

c. Brother Yasin

Sydney Islamic Turkish Funeral Services

363 Park Road

Regents Park NSW 2143

Mobile: 0411 782 090 or 0423 865 372

Note: Find out the total cost of funeral services, mode and the time of payment
(General Service includes ghusl, kaffan, transportation & burial)
3. Obtain Certificate of Death – check with funeral services
4. Contact Imam of relevant mosque where the janazah(funeral) prayer is to be performed and enquiry about time of prayer and request for burial rites.
5. Locations of cemeteries for Muslims in Sydney metropolitan area:

  • Rookwood
  • Riverstone: Cemetery Rd, Riverstone, NSW 2765
  • Camden Valley: Camden Valley Way, Leppington NSW 2179

Note: For headstone, etc contact relevant cemetery.