ICB Wayland

Funeral Arrangements

In the event of a Muslim's death in the Greater Boston area, Imam Safwan Eid and Dr. Imam Talal Eid of the Islamic Institute of Boston provide funeral services and arrangements. Kindly contact them regarding the arrangements. They can be reached at their mobiles: Imam Safwan Eid (617) 347 5440 and Imam Talal Eid (617) 365 7427 (please use judiciously).

Muslim Section at Forest Hills Cemetery:
ICB Wayland has a limited number of burial plots available in the Muslim section of Forest Hills Cemetery at 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

The Islamic Lot is located on Bell Avenue - Section 37

Forest Hills Cemetery inside directions: From the main gate immediately bear left, driving past Receiving Tomb (the flag pole will be on the right hand side). This avenue is Consecration Avenue which will merge automatically into Rockwood Avenue. Left on to Yew Avenue. Right on Bell Avenue and drive past Gumwood Avenue. The Islamic Lot is right on Bell Avenue at the tail end of Section 37 (see the highlighted Cemetery Map).

For more information, availability and price send an email to cemetery@icbwayland.org

Burial Shroud (Kafan):
ICB Wayland prepares and keeps a limited number of male and female kafan and associated items at the Center.

For more information, availability and price send an email to cemetery@icbwayland.org

Funeral Homes:
The following are some of the funeral homes that accomodate Muslim procedures of ghusal (washing) etc. Kindly first check with whoever is helping with the burial services for his/her preference and convenience.
George Lopes Funeral Home
821 Cummins Hwy
Mattapan, MA 02126
(617) 298-3432
The owner, George Salih Lopes (508) 326 8136, performs washing services for men and can arrange it for women.
Faggas Funeral Service
553 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(800) 222-2586
John Bryant Funeral Home
56 Pemberton Street
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 653-4220
Boyle Brothers Funeral Home
173 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 875-3106
Note: ICB does not have special arrangements with any funeral home and is not responsible for their services.


Emergency Contacts:
In case of an emeregncy, the following ICB volunteers can be contacted to provide information about the cemetery and the funeral arrangements. Please be considerate in contacting people at their home or mobile numbers and these should only be used in case of an extreme emergency:

  • Aijaz Baloch (617) 388 9922 (Mobile) SMS is preferred.
  • Dr. Ghiath Reda (781) 893 3370 (Home).
  • Muneeb Khan (978) 376-7789 (Mobile) SMS is preferred.


Resources:

A Guide for the Muslim Funeral