MCA Funeral Home

1755 Catherine Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050
email : funeral@mcabayarea.org | Phone : (408) 727-7277 x 119 | Fax  (408) 709 4052  
License # FD2206

We are from Allah and unto Him we return. O Allah take me out of my plight and bring to me after it something better.

We are diligently following COVID-19 updates and developments from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner, Santa Clara County Health Department, and all public health recommendations to keep the community we serve, our employees, and our volunteers healthy and safe. We will continue to practice the same safe hygiene and sanitary procedures in our funeral home that we have always practiced.

 MCA Funeral Home offers the Standard Burial Package for cases with Covid-19 meaning Ghusl (washing) and Kafan (Shrouding) service are not offered.

We’re With You Every Step of The Way

The MCA Funeral Home was established as a Licensed Funeral Facility to facilitate Islamic practices of funeral services and burials. In order to comply with State regulations and ease the process of obtaining a death certificate, it is imperative to complete paperwork before the MCA Funeral Home can initiate the process of:

  • Transportation of the body to the MCA Funeral Home
  • Wash the body according to Islamic rites
  • Shrouding (kafan) and casket
  • Arrange congregational funeral prayer
  • Transport of body to final resting place

The Janaza prayer is performed right after the Dhuhr prayer at Masjid Al-Noor and the Ghusl (washing) is performed an hour before the Janaza prayer. If the completed paperwork is submitted before 8:00AM, the burial is typically performed the same day after Dhuhr Salat. Otherwise, it will be set for the next day.

Things to do before imminent death

Family members of the dying person and their pious friends should be present at their side to help turn their final thoughts to Allah, reminding them of all the good deeds they did, and reminding about Allah’s mercy and His favors. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، قبل موته بثلاث  أيام ، يقول ” لا يموتن أحدكم إلا وهو يحسن الظن بالله عز وجل (Let no Muslim die except expecting and hoping the best from Allah) [Narrated by Muslim].

Family members and friends can advise the dying person very gently ,encouragement without insistence, to say the shahada لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله which means there is no God but Allah, in a very kind and sincere manner as these may be their last words. Abu Saeed Al-Khudri reported that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “Help Muslims who are dying to say لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله  [Narrated by Muslim]. Family members should make dua (supplication) to Allah to help make the final moments easy, and  forgive them.

Things to do immediately after death

Immediately after the death has been verified, close the eyes of the deceased; the mouth and jaws are tied gently with broad bands or pieces of cloth so that they do not remain wide open; the legs should be similarly tied. The body should be covered and must remain covered, preferably with a white sheet of cloth.

Invoke Allah and say: “إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎” (To Allah we belong and to Him is we return).

Crying with no wailing is permitted. The Prophet ﷺ wept on the death of his son, Ibrahim and said: “The eyes shed tears and the heart feels pain, but we utter only what pleases our Lord. O Ibrahim! We are aggrieved at your demise.”

Relatives and friends should be notified. The body must not be kept waiting unnecessarily.

1-  Collect the following information:

2- Check to see if the decedent left funeral and burial instructions

3- Check to see if the decedent wanted to make an anatomical gift

4- Check to see if the decedent had any preneed funeral agreement

5- Check to see if the decedent had a burial plot pre-purchased

6- Contact MCA Funeral Home for funeral and burial arrangements

Collect information for the document processing
Age and place of birth
-SSN
-Cause of death
-Doctor Contact information
-Occupation
-Education
-Military service
-Survivors name

ARRANGE FUNERAL FORM

Please fill the form below to speed up the service. MCA Funeral Home staff will contact you and will guide you through the rest of the process.

 

ARRANGE FUNERAL FORM

Please fill the form below to speed up the service. MCA Funeral Home staff will contact you and will guide you through the rest of the process.

 

 COST OF FUNERAL

 

Below is a typical cost of Funeral and Burial Services for detailed pricing please refer to the General Price List

Five Pillars Farm Inc is a separate entity NOT associated with the MCA Funeral Home. MCA Funeral Home has an agreement with Five Pillars Farms Cemetery for the convenience in burial arrangements.

FORM GUIDELINES

Authorization for Release
This is to be signed by the primary (and if any secondary) authorizer to allow the MCA Funeral Home access to the decedent remains.

Death Certificate Info
Provide an address where the certified death certificate will be mailed.

Death Certificate Worksheet
This is an official document used for the Death Certificate. Please ensure all information provided is correct.

Authorization to Decline Embalming
Islamic law prohibits embalming or enhancing the body of the deceased in any way. Therefore, MCA Funeral Home does not offer this service.

Disclosure of Preneed Funeral Agreement
If there is any arrangement, please contact the preneed holder. MCA Funeral Home does not offer any pre-need arrangements.

Disclosure for Ghusl-Ritual Wash
If you are providing the names of family members that will perform this ritual of washing, ensure they are are experienced and of the same sex as the deceased.

MCA Funeral Home Contract

Payment worksheet. Please refer to Consumer Guide and General Price List for details.

Things to do after funeral services

If deceased lived alone:

    • Make sure the residence is closed and secure and notify the landlord.
    • Remove valuables and important documents to a safe place.
    • Contact utility companies to discontinue service
    • Arrange for forwarding of mail

DOCUMENTS

  • Obtain a certified copy of the Death Certificate.
  • Contact the attorney who prepared the Living Trust or Will and obtain instructions.
  • Assemble important papers
    • Bank books
    • Stock certificates
    • Real estate deeds
    • Insurance policies
  • Check to see if the deceased had mortgage insurance policy, which repays the outstanding mortgage upon the death of the policyholder.
  • Locate evidence of indebtedness due by the estate by careful search. Examine all check books, tax returns and other financial records for this purpose.
  • Current installment loans, service contracts and credit card bills should be gathered together, since some may be covered by credit life insurance, which pays off all or part of the outstanding balance on the death of a customer.
  • Make a list of any claims against the estate. Contact the attorney if any of the claims are disputed.

TAXES

  • State and Federal income tax returns still have to be filed and taxes paid.
  • Income taxes are not excused by death. A surviving spouse may still file a joint return for the year of death of the deceased spouse.

NOTIFICATIONS

  • Contact the deceased’s employer and, if applicable, union or professional group
  • If the deceased was a veteran, an application should be made for VeteransAdministration Benefits.
  • Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles and banks to terminate joint tenancies.
  • If credit cards were in joint names, remove the deceased’s name from the credit cards. If credit cards were in the deceased’s name alone, cancel the credit cards.
  • Contact the nearest Social Security Office for benefits. Benefits vary according to number of and ages of surviving children, and the age of the surviving spouse.

INSURANCE

  • Each insurance company should be provided with a Statement of Claim and Death Certificate.
  • Notify automobile insurance companies for immediate cancellation and refund of unused portions of policy.
  • Change any casualty insurance policies to eliminate the deceased’s name as beneficiary.

TRUST

  • Change title deceased’s assets to co-trustee, successor trustee or successor Beneficiary as applicable. An attorney should be used to transfer title to real estate, but most other transfers can be done without the B trusts.
  • Contact your accountant. If you have an A-B trust, assets have to be allocated to the appropriate trust and tax I.D. # will have to be obtained for the B trusts.

 

VOLUNTEER FOR MCA FUNERAL HOME

The MCA Funeral Home is primarily run by volunteers allowing us to keep operational cost low in order to serve the community better.There are numerous narrations on the benefits of volunteering as shown in this hadith: It was narrated from ‘Ali that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

مَنْ غَسَّلَ مَيِّتًا وَكَفَّنَهُ وَحَنَّطَهُ وَحَمَلَهُ وَصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ وَلَمْ يُفْشِ عَلَيْهِ مَا رَأَى خَرَجَ مِنْ خَطِيئَتِهِ مِثْلَ يَوْمِ وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّهُ

“Whoever washes a deceased person, shrouds him, embalms him, carries him and offers the funeral prayer for him, and does not disclose what he has seen, he will emerge from his sins as on the day his mother bore him.

” If you would like to volunteer for MCA Funeral Home in any capacity, please submit the Volunteer Registration form.”

DONATE TO MCA FUNERAL HOME

Like all community operations MCA Funeral Home is run by the generous donation of the community members like you. MCA Funeral Funds are dedicated only for the operations and upkeep of MCA Funeral Home

 Downloadable Documents

consumer guide

MCA Funeral Home General Price List

MCA Funeral Home Contract

Death Certificate Info 

Death Certificate WorkSheet
Authorization for Release
Authorization to Accept Or Decline Embalming
Disclosure of Preneed Funeral Agreement
Disclosure for Ghusl-Ritual of Washing
Preparation of the Deceased and Janazah Prayers 

Our Team

Funeral Director
License # FRD4378
Funeral Coordinator
Funeral Processor
Funeral Committee Chair

For more information on Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation matters, contact: Department of Consumer Affairs, Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, 1625 North Market Blvd. Suite S-208 Sacramento, CA, 95834, (916) 574-7870 www.cfb.ca.gov