June 24, 2019
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Rules and Regulations


  1. Any person in need of a grave site for his/her dear one is required to meet Las Vegas Islamic Cemetery representative to provide information regarding the deceased and to sign a form for record keeping and receive a copy of the rules and regulations.
  2. Notice of at least twenty four (24) hours, before the announced burial time, will be required for digging arrangements.

  3. All burials have to be completed during daylight hours only. There is no arrangement for light at the cemetery. Burials have to conform to all state and county requirements.

  4. Only the available grave site in line will be provided.  Reservations of spots not permitted for anyone.

  5. No grave shall be raised above the established grade. No enclosure of any kind such as a fence, a hedge, ditch, gravel, or shrubs shall be permitted around any grave. No tomb or mausoleum may be erected on any grave.

  6. No raised headstones or markers are allowed. The name plates will be placed by the cemetery personnel. The cemetery is not responsible for repair or replacement of any name plate or marker.  The name plate should be made of granite.

  7. No one is allowed to make any changes or alterations to the grave/graves.

  8. No work is to be performed by anybody at the cemetery property without the explicit written permission of the cemetery personnel.

  9. Vehicles should be parked properly in the parking lot only. No vehicles are to be driven through the cemetery grounds except the grave digger or the maintenance person vehicles.

  10. No person shall block or remove any plant or flowers from any part of the cemetery.

  11. Flowers may be placed on graves but not in a vase, basket, potted plant, or any other container.  Any other decorations will not be permitted.

  12. No digging of holes or breaking/injuring any tree, shrubs, or in any way defacing the grounds or structures of the cemetery.

  13. No person will be permitted profane or boisterous language or in any way disturb the quiet or good order of the cemetery.

  14. No advertisements, notices, or signs of any kind will be allowed.

  15. The Islamic Foundation of Nevada would like to remind the people that the cemetery grounds are sacred to us and are devoted to the burial of the dead. You will all do us a favor by abiding by these rules and regulations in order to keep the cemetery clean, beautiful, and peaceful.

  16. The ground care of the entire cemetery is the responsibility of the cemetery personnel. However, it is the responsibility of the relatives and friends of the deceased to volunteer in helping keeping the cemetery grounds well maintained and clean.

  17. The board of trustees of the cemetery may at any time, without notice, adopt new rules and regulations or amend/alter and/or repeal any rule, regulations and/or sentence in this rules and regulations.



Cemetery service is defined as the service provided by the Las Vegas Islamic Cemetery to the local Muslim community. The cemetery does not sell grave plots. The service does include the following:

  1. Claiming the deceased body from the local hospitals, hospice or the coroner’s office after having a signed consent from the deceased’s immediate family or next of kin.

  2. Preserve the deceased in refrigerator at the funeral home attached to the cemetery.

  3. Wash and prepare the deceased body according to the Islamic Sharia and traditions of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).

  4. Provide the Islamic shroud.

  5. Conduct Jinaza (prayer services) on the deceased body either at the mosque attached to the Omar Haikal Islamic Academy or the funeral home attached to the cemetery.

  6. Transport the deceased to the grave site.

  7. Open and close the grave site after the conclusion of the burial ceremony.

  8. Issue one death certificate to the immediate family and/or next of kin.  If the family or next of kin require more than one death certificate, they have to pay for additional ones at the time of issuance.

  9. The next available grave.


  1. Requirements. Only members of the Islamic faith may be buried in the Las Vegas Islamic Cemetery.

  2. Cremated remains. The burial of cremated remains within the Las Vegas Islamic Cemetery is absolutely prohibited.

  3. Number of burials per grave.

    1. One internment may take place in adult grave site.

    2. Burial of infants and children under the age of 10. Two (2) infants or children will be buried in one grave for fifty percent (50%) charge of full service, if allowed by the regulatory authority.

    3. Burial of amputated body parts will be allowed. The individual will have to pay twenty five (25%) of the full service charge.

  4. Burial containers. No burial containers for internment will be allowed. The deceased body will be placed directly in the ground at the bottom of the grave.

  5. Burial vaults. Vaults of fiber glass or concrete will be placed upside down to cover the deceased body which is laid on the ground. This will allow the cemetery to fulfill the Islamic tradition of burying the deceased with direct contact with the soil. Choice of fiberglass or concrete is entirely that of the funeral director of the Las Vegas Islamic Cemetery.

  6. Authorization and Documentation.

    1. Permission. The internments’ rights Holder or Holders must provide a written authorization to Las Vegas Islamic Cemetery before a burial can take place unless the burial for the registered owner of the internment rights. In this case, the immediate family members or next of kin will be responsible to provide that consent.

    2. Required information.  Information as required by the Las Vegas Islamic Cemetery, in the form of a written statement, must be provided so that an accurate register can be maintained as required by the State of Nevada.

    3. Proof of registration of death. A burial permit indicating the death has been registered must be provided on the day of the burial and before the internment takes place.

    4. Payment. Payment in full is required by the cemetery before the burial can take place.

    5. Burial of Remains with communicable diseases will be declared by the family of the deceased.


As the Muslim community is aware about the uphill battle that we had to endure in order to establish the Las Vegas Islamic Cemetery, one of the conditions which was placed upon us is to keep the gate to the cemetery closed at all times. Therefore, we ask for the utmost cooperation of the beneficiary of the cemetery and their families to observe the following rules:

  1. Visitation hours will be between 8 AM- until half an hour before sunset.  The visitation will have to be arranged with the Funeral Director’s availability and by appointment.

  2. Private property. Visitors use the cemetery grounds at their own risk and should be aware of the following.

    1. Dogs, cats, or pets of any kind are not permitted in the cemetery.

    2. Vehicles must be operated in a safe and dignified manner within the cemetery grounds.

    3. No one may damage or deface any property belonging to the cemetery.

    4. Roller blades, skates or skate boards, or any similar devices are not permitted in the cemetery.

  3. Liability. The cemetery assumes no liability or responsibility for loss or damage to any grave or marker or any article placed on a grave beyond their reasonable control and especially from damage caused by the elements, Act of God, common enemy, thieves, vandals, explosions, accidents, invasion, insurrection, riots or order of any military or civil authority. Whether the damage is direct or collateral.

The cemetery assumes liability only if, while performing routine cemetery operations, the   cemetery or its employees cause damage to any grave or its marker. Liability in this case is limited only to the extent of the damage.  The cemetery personnel shall make a reasonable effort to correct any damage that may have occurred.