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Prayer Timings - 26 Oct. (19 Rabiʻ I)

AdhaanIqamah
Fajr06:01 AM06:30 AM
Sunrise07:17 AM
Dhuhr12:36 PM01:30 PM
Asr04:12 PM04:30 PM
Maghrib05:57 PM05:59 PM
Isha07:12 PM08:00 PM

Jumu'ah Timings

Jumu'ahKhutba
First Jumuah01:30 PMRemember to Read Surah Kahaf
Second Jumuah 02:30 PMRemember to Read Surah Kahaf

Fajr
06:01 AM
Iqamah
06:30 AM

Dhuhr
12:36 PM
Iqamah
01:30 PM

Asr
04:12 PM
Iqamah
04:30 PM

Maghrib
05:57 PM
Iqamah
05:59 PM

Isha
07:12 PM
Iqamah
08:00 PM

Jumu’ah
Iqama
1:30 PM
2:30 PM

26 Oct. (19 Rabiʻ I)
MAB Cemetery Project

“Verily we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return.”
– Qur’an 2:156

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

“Every soul will taste death. And We test you by difficulty and by ease by way of trial; and to Us you will be returned.” (Qur’an: 21:35)

Problem Statement

  • Lack of Muslim section availability in graveyards for our growing community
  • Continued exorbitant pricing of the gravesite – ($1200 – $3000)
    • Clarendon Hills – increased from $695 in 2008 to $1150 in 2021 (bulk purchase)
    • Potter Masjid – $1695 – Listed on iccofdesplaines.com
    • IFS – $800-$1800 depending on location (Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst, Lisle, Elgin, or Hinsdale)
  • The overall cost of burial is approximately $5,000
    • Weekend and Holiday emergency burials add approximately $1,000 to the overall cost
    • Non-availability – After 3 pm on weekdays
  • None of the cemeteries have provisions for Body Storage, Ghusl, and Salat at 1 location
  • Adding significant cost to body transportation services

Potential Solution

  •  Potential for creating up to 24,000 gravesites

    • 40 acres total / 10 acres for other use

    • Green Cemetery concept – in accordance with the Sunnah

      • Environmental friendly

      • Reusable graves

    • Space for indigent (pending validation by Ulema)

  • Dedicated place (future phases):

    • Body storage and ghusl facility

    • Salatul janaza

    • Visitation before burial

An ideal location for over 15 masajid within 30 mins

Islamic Association of Frankfort: 9.1 miles | 20 mins
Mosque Foundation of Chicago, Bridgeview: 17 miles | 38 mins
MAB, Bolingbrook: 19 miles | 30 mins
ICN, Naperville: 26 miles | 39 mins
Mecca Center, Willowbrook: 13 miles | 25 mins
Madani Masjid, Westmont: 19 miles | 30 mins
Al-Aqsa Mosque, Plainfield: 15 miles | 38 mins
Taleem ul Haq, Romeoville: 14 miles | 31 mins
Masjid Meraj, Plainfield: 24 miles | 32 mins
… and a few more

Benefits to the Ummah

  • Savings to Muslim Community
    • MAB estimates the average cost of a Muslim funeral can be reduced to ~$1,500 to $2,000 (at the end of Phase 2)
      • Body transportation
      • Grave, body storage, and ghusl service
      • Grave open and close
  • Savings of around $3,500 to $4,500 per Muslim funeral
    • 24,000 graves X ~$4,000 savings per funeral = $96M savings to Muslim community
  • All services provided at 1 location
    • Significant reduction of time required from attendees, enabling more participation
    •  The convenience of meeting at 1 location for grieving families, from start to finish
    • Availability of burials to be conducted on-site from sunrise to sunset
    • Potential for the cemetery to be utilized by the ummah for many, many decades to come

Current Model Cost Projections

MAB Purchase Model

1,000 Graves Purchase Estimation Model (based on MAB model)

Projected Timeline

  • Phase-1 – Estimated Costs – $1.7M (Approximately)
    • Attorneys Retained – Completed
    • County Pre-Approvals – Completed
    • Contract sign and close on the property – In Progress
    • Meet all minimum County requirements
    • Develop access for 10 acres of land
    • Open for Burials only
  • Phase-2 – Estimated Costs – $TBD
    • Construct minimal infrastructure to support basic services
      • Body storage
      • Ghusl
      • Salat-ul-Janaza
      • Family visitation area
      • Develop remaining 30 acres of land

Exit Strategy

If Allah SWT has not destined this project, InShaAllah, all contributions will be refunded within a reasonable timeframe