Muslims believe in an afterlife and that once an individual’s soul is freed from the physical body, they await a reckoning where they can account for their actions in this life. As part of this belief, Muslim funerals and burials are usually held as soon as possible after death to free the soul from the body.
Adhering to Muslim beliefs Bakerview has dedicated lawn plots mapped accordingly towards Mecca the Muslim direction of prayer.
Muslim graves typically feature only a flat marker with Arabic writing. Monuments, elaborate markers, and flowers are discouraged. Instead, one should humbly remember Allah and pray for the deceased.
At the graveside service, the first Surah from the Quran is read, followed by the prayers of those present. Then, three handfuls of earth are thrown by the attendees.