"Asalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa baraqaatuhu
I pray that this message reaches you in the best state of health and imaan.
I would also like to take this moment to pass on my condolences for the death of your loved one. I pray that Allah Most High grants the deceased a high status in Paradise and blesses you and your loved ones with patience during this difficult time. Ameen
Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the greatest trials in a person's lifetime. This is why we, at Manchester Central Mosque Funeral Services, aim to make this time as easy as possible for you.
The aim of this leaflet is to clarify what needs to be done from the moment a loved one passes away until the completion of burial.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Manchester Central Mosque Funeral Director on the following telephone number:
Manchester Central Mosque Funeral Services
Contact the Funeral Director to: 0161 224 4119Please Note:You should not announce the time of the funeral until you have confirmed it with the funeral director.
Please Note:There can sometimes be a delay in getting this certificate, especially if the death occurred during the night or at the weekend.
Register the death. To do this you will need to make an appointment with the registrar to register the death. The registrar can then issue a death certificate and a burial certificate.
The following arrangements will be made by the funeral services. If you have any special requirements please do not hesitate to contact the funeral director on the above number:
The funeral prayer is prayed and the body is then taken to the cemetery for burial or the airport for repatriation to another country.
An expected death means that the deceased was either:
For a GP to manage a death as an "expected death" and issue a Cause of Death certificate, they need to have seen the deceased in the last two weeks of their life.
If they have not seen them in the last 2 weeks they may need to discuss the case with the coroner: see "sequence of events following unexpected death".
Unexpected death means that the deceased was fit and healthy and did not have any major medical problems and has suddenly died or has died following an accident of any kind.
EVERY UNEXPECTED DEATH IS REFERRED TO THE CORONER
The hospital doctor or your GP will discuss the case with the coroner. The coroner will investigate the death and there are three outcomes of this investigation:
An inquest is an investigation held in public to establish who the person was, where, when and how they died. It is a legal procedure and aims to:
|To find out the medical cause of death.|
|To draw attention to the existence of circumstances which might lead to further deaths if not addressed.|
|To advance medical knowledge.|
|To preserve the legal interests of the deceased person’s family or the interested parties.|
An inquest is sometimes held without a post mortem in the case of the elderly, where a single cause of death cannot be stated with certainty, but it is certain that their death was natural.
Post mortem examination is carried out to determine the cause of death.
A pathologist needs to cut open the body and take samples of tissue from various organs to try and investigate the cause of death.
If the family of the deceased wish to avoid this they may choose an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan instead.
Choosing an MRI scan means that the body will not be cut open but please note:
IF THE MRI SCAN CANNOT GIVE A CAUSE OF DEATH A POST MORTEM MAY STILL BE REQUIRED.
The family of the deceased will also need to pay for the MRI scan. These prices are subject to change so please discuss this with the funeral director.