By the Grace of Allah (SWT), the Islamic Center of Columbia, Masjid al-Muslimiin, is adequately equipped to provide all necessary services pertaining to death and burial. The Masjid has a designated space for performing ghusl (washing) of the dead body. The Masjid also owns a 10 acres tract of land in Orangeburg. This land is dedicated as a cemetery for Muslims. Currently, a small portion of this property has been cleared, fenced and is being used for burial. However, when the need arises, the Center will insha Allah expand this area and make additional land available for burial. Moreover, the Masjid has a hearse for all funeral transportation needs.
In the event of a Muslim’s death in and around Columbia, SC, please contact the following person(s) to make the necessary funeral arrangements:
Contacts in Columbia SC:
Br. Habib Allah AbdulAllah (803) 318-4355
Br. Mutahhir Sabri (803) 556-9500
Contacts in Orangeburg, SC:
Br. Anthony Abdul-Qadir (803) 539 2024
Directions to the Cemetery:
1: From the Masjid, get onto I-26 E. 31.8 miles
2: Merge onto US-601 via EXIT 145-A toward ORANGEBURG. 5.2 miles
3: Turn RIGHT onto JOHN C CALHOUN DR / US-601 / US-301. (McDonalds on Right) Continue to follow US-601 S / US-301 S. 12.1 miles
4: Go past Rail-Road Crossing 0.5 miles
5: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto SC-332 W / SLAB LANDING RD. (Should see "Town of Cope" sign on Right) 50 yards
6: Cemetery on LEFT (Fenced Area)
There is a required donation amount of $1000.00
Burial costs will be borne by the family. Approximate costs will be:Land, Labor: Two workers, Kafn (shroud), Transportation, cost of digging the grave, and miscellaneous.