Funeral Strategy

Glasgow Central Mosque have been working closely with government officials, local authorities and the NHS to understand the burial process during these difficult and unprecedented times.  We wanted to compile a policy which will allow the Muslim community to bury their members in a manner fulfilling the Islamic etiquettes.

There have been concerns raised with regards to cremation. This is not now, nor was it at any stage a possibility in Scotland due to a devolved directive protecting the rights of religious faith groups to have the choice of burying their loved ones. The recent law change in England sees England effectively come into line with the position in Scotland.

We will endeavor to guide and lead the Muslim community in Scotland through this difficult period and all we ask of you, is your support. Guidelines regarding the funeral (Janaza) process have been put together based on current directives, which may change over the coming days and weeks but we will keep you informed as appropriate.

See below for full details:



GCM Advice & Support Centre

Glasgow Central Mosque has established this centre to support our local community during this difficult and challenging time. Some of the services we will be providing are:

  • Support for the elderly and vulnerable with shopping, collecting medication and any other healthcare services.
  • Support elderly living alone with hot meals and food parcels.
  • Support those that are self-isolating or directly affected by COVID-19 with shopping, medication and appointments including pick up and drop off services.
  • Provide advice through our Advice Line on the Do’s and Don’ts with the latest government guidelines along with information on what facilities and services are open detailing the support available within the community.
  • Provide advice on Healthcare collaborating with pharmacists, doctors and dentists.
  • Islamic advice through our Imams and Alimahs.

To facilitate this we require a team of volunteers and would request those with access to a vehicle to complete the form below:


If you are aware of an elderly or vulnerable person who would require assistance, please call our advice line number and provide relevant details.

Advice Line:   0141 429 3132

We are also open to suggestions of how else we can help.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We ask you to follow official advice and take the precautionary steps below:

• Wash hands regularly and thoroughly.
• Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
• Try to do Wudhu from home.
• If you have flu-like symptoms self isolate.
• Avoid attending even if mildly unwell.
• Avoid close contact including handshaking.
• The elderly are encouraged to stay at home

For elderly members of our community, who live alone and may require assistance, we request you to get in touch by contacting us on 0141 429 3132 or We will then endeavour to assist you with your needs during this difficult period.

The welfare of our congregation is of paramount importance and we will continue to follow Public Health and Government guidelines. This will be reviewed continuously.

May Allah swt protect us all and give Shifa to those affected.

Click below to listen to a reminder from Maulana Abdul Ghafoor on how we should approach this testing time:


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