A Muslim funeral is known as a “Janazah” and is typically conducted within 24 hours of the deceased’s passing. If the death occurs unexpectedly, exceptions may be given.
Muslims commonly believe that the present life is a trial in preparation for the eternal life to come. Islam teaches that there is life after death, this is known as Akhirah. In Islam, it is Allah who decides when a person dies and most Muslims believe that when they die, they will stay in their graves until Yawm Al-din , the Day of Judgement.
Muslim funeral rituals are present throughout the burial process, from death to mourning. Usually these are consistent for the majority of Muslim funerals but may vary slightly due to family wishes and circumstance. These include the preparation of the body, funeral prayers and the post funeral reception.
Muslims will go to the mosque to recite Ṣalāt al-Janāzah, the Islamic funeral prayer, which seeks pardon for the deceased and all dead Muslims. During this, everyone must face towards Mecca, the holy centre of Islam.