We Are Islamic Funeral Services
Funeral prayer services (Janāzah) are held at the mosque and can be arranged via the main office. We conduct the preparation of bodies for funerals/burials and the coffin and have all the facilities to wash the deceased or maintain their cadaver in cold storage by Stoneman Funeral Services Doran Court.
The mosque ensures that the service aspect of a funeral is carried out as best as possible before the departed is taken to the graveyard. Note Sitting Halls (Separate for men & women). Car parking facilities on the side roads. Easily accessible from all parts of Redhill Surrey.
The choice of a firm of funeral directors is important, as you should feel comfortable and confident with them. They may be known to you personally, may be recommended by a friend, your GP or religious advisory or may have a long-established good reputation in your area.
They are here to help you and your family through a very difficult and traumatic time. You will find them approachable and sincere in ensuring the arrangements that need to be made will run as smoothly as possible.
Your funeral director can make all the arrangements for the funeral, burial or cremation, religious or secular service. Unfortunately, it is a common misconception that you can only contact a funeral director once the death has been registered, this is not the case and we advise you to contact the local Mosque as soon as possible.
What to Do After A Death
We appreciate that once death has been registered, there will still be a lot to deal with, both practically and emotionally. We have gathered some information that we hope will assist you over the days and weeks following your bereavement. One of the first things that you will need to do is to organize the funeral.
When you manage the affairs of someone who has died, you may need to correspond with a lot of organisation. You may also have to apply for probate to manage the deceased’s estate (money, property and possessions). People have different circumstances and the organisation you need to contact will vary.
We have compiled a checklist containing information about the usual organisations and departments that need to be informed following a person’s death. Whilst the list is not exhaustive, we hope that we have included the most likely services.
If the Death Occurs in a Hospital
If the death occurs in hospital, the hospital staff will contact the person named by the deceased as next of kin. The hospital will then keep the body in the hospital mortuary until the executor arranges for it to be taken away and the hospital staff will arrange for the nearest relative to collect the deceased’s possessions.
If the Death Occurs Elsewhere
If the death was expected, you should contact the doctor who attended the deceased during their final illness.
If the death was unexpected/sudden or you discover a body, you should contact the following people:
- The family doctor
- The deceased’s next of kin
- The local mosque
Cause of Death
If the cause of death is quite clear the doctor will give you:
A Medical Certificate that shows the cause of death (this is free of charge and will be given in a sealed envelope addressed to the registrar).
A Formal Notice that states that a doctor has signed the Medical Certificate and tells you how the death can be registered.
If the cause of the death was known to be a natural illness, but the doctors wish to know more about the cause of death, they may ask the relatives for permission to carry out a medical examination of the body (i.e. post-mortem) to find out more about the cause of death. Islam does not permit post-mortems in this instance and no such permission should be given.
Reporting a Death to the Coroner
The coroner is a doctor or lawyer responsible for investigating deaths in particular situations and may be the only person able to certify the cause of death.
In any of the following circumstances, the doctor may report the death to the coroner and write on the Formal Notice that the death has been referred to the coroner:
- An accident or injury.
- An industrial disease.
- During a surgical operation.
- Before recovery from an anaesthetic.
- If the cause of death is unknown.
- The death was sudden and unexplained, e.g. a sudden infant death (cot death).
- If the doctor treating the deceased had not seen him or her, either after the death or within 14 days before the death, the death must be reported to the coroner.
The coroner may arrange for a post-mortem examination of the body. The consent of the relative is not needed, but they are entitled to be represented at the examination by a doctor. When relatives have told the coroner they wish to be represented, the coroner will if at all practicable, tell them when and where the examination will be.
The coroner will pay for the removal of a body from the place of death to the mortuary for post-mortem examination. The relatives may choose the funeral director.
If the post-mortem shows that death was due to natural causes, the coroner may issue a notification known as the Pink Form (Form 100), which gives the cause of death so that the death can be registered. The coroner usually sends the form direct to the registrar but may give it to you to deliver.
If the death was violent, unnatural, caused by an industrial disease, occurred in prison or if the cause of death remains uncertain after post-mortem examination, the coroner will hold an inquest. An inquest is an enquiry into the medical cause and circumstances of a death. It is held in public, sometimes with a jury, and it is up to the coroner how to organise the enquiry in a way that best serves the public interest and the interests of the relatives.
If an inquest is held, the coroner must inform the following people:
- The married partner of the deceased.
- The nearest relative (if different).
- And the personal representative (if different from above).
Relatives can attend an inquest and ask questions of witnesses but they may only ask questions about the medical cause and circumstances of the death. It may also be important to have a lawyer to represent you if the death was caused by a road accident or an accident at work.
The coroner may give you an Order for Burial (form 101) so that the funeral can take place and may be done before the inquest is completed, provided the body is not required for further examination.
The coroner will also send the registrar a Certificate After Inquest (form 99 [rev]) stating the cause of death – this allows the death to be registered.
If you want advice or information about a death which has been reported to the coroner, contact the coroner’s officer. You can get the address from the police station or, if the death was in hospital, the hospital official dealing with deaths.
The Surrey Registrars will have registered you for the Tell Us Once service at your appointment where the deceased’s usual address was in the County of Surrey or in any participating area. If you use the full Tell Us Once Service, it will assist you with notifying many of the departments and services on our list so you will not need to contact them again.
Cemeteries Officer – Redstone Cemetery
Philanthropic Road, Redhill
Phone: 01737 761592
Opened in 1932 Redstone Cemetery is located in Redhill, Surrey. Set on a hillside in 16 acres of colourful well-tended open countryside, it offers magnificent views over Surrey and Sussex from its elevated position.
The ambience of the cemetery is one of tranquillity and natural beauty, with many visitors frequently returning to visit the resting place of their loved one, to tend memorials, leave flowers or simply to feel comforted.
The cemetery is open to the public every day of the year from 7.30 am with pedestrian access available until dusk. The cemetery is closed to vehicles after 4.30 pm on weekdays but remains open until dusk at weekends and on Public Holidays.
Registering a Death in Reigate, Surrey
Leatherhead Register Office, The Mansion
70 Church Street
How to contact :
Tel: 0300 200 1002 Email: email@example.com
Office opening times:
Monday and Tuesday: 9 am- 4.30 pm
Wednesday: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Thursday and Friday: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Facts behind the CT Scan as an alternative to the post mortem/ autopsy
The family of the deceased now have the choice to request a CT scan as an alternative to the post mortem (autopsy). But before deciding whether this is the right choice, there are number of facts that should be understood.
The procedures for the autopsy should be understood.
Autopsies can be carried out on the same day or the next day. It involves the pathologist examining the body in order to determine the cause of death and in many cases is a very precise process with the pathologist having the required knowledge of what to look for and where.
Once the cause of death has been established, the body is released for burial. No organs are removed, and the body is intact.
The CT Scan (MRI)
The CT scan is a private procedure that requires payment and is not a free service offered by the NHS or the Coroners Mortuary.
REDSTONE CEMETERY – FEES & CHARGES