Islamic International Funeral Services was established in 2005 specifically to offer the Muslim Communities in the New York tri-state area and all 50 states a religious / traditional Muslim burial service. Religious services are handled by Awad Elsayed Elmatbagi who is the religious director and part owner. Our international shipping service includes; Removing your loved one’s body from place of death and transporting him or her to our local facility. Removals for females are done by females only washing and shrouding of your loved one’s body is done by qualified personnel. Females are handled by females only. Providing a wooden casket with metal inside for shipment (required by all consulates,embassies and airlines). Transporting casketed remains from the funeral home to the Masjid of your choice. Transporting casketed remains from the Masjid to the airport. Consulate/Embassy approval and documents for shipment. Schedule the flight arrangements. Completion of all necessary paperwork. Since it is our duty as Muslims to bury the deceased as soon as possible after death, our staff are accustomed to making immediate funeral arrangements for burial or overseas / international shipping usually within 24 hours. Instead of the embalming procedure, we use a bio-seal bag that will preserve your loved ones remains.