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1 Abode of Mercy MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS CENTRE THE STORY OF A MUSLIM CEMETERY PROJECT

2 Surah Al-Anbiya : Every soul must taste of death, and We try you with evil and with good, for ordeal. And unto Us ye will be returned. (35) BE PREPARED The Prophet (SAW) once visited a cemetery, sat beside a grave and cried a lot. Then he addressed the Companions and said: "Brothers, prepare for this day." (Sunan Ibn Majah) On another occasion, he (SAW)said: "Visiting the graves, softens the hearts, brings tears to the eyes and reminds you of the Hereafter."(Mustadarak Al -Hakim)

3 To provide an exclusive burial place for Muslim community in accordance with Quran and Sunnah. VISION & MISSION Ensure local Muslim community has its own full service cemetery facilitating full burial rites by protecting, maintaining, preserving & sustaining the cemetery.

4 DO YOU KNOW OF ANY MUSLIM CEMETERY THAT OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES TO Visit Reflect on Life & Death Pray for the Deceased

5 IN THE NEWS Four Arrested With Human Skulls By Yemi Dalemo, Ijebu-Ode Punch: Tuesday, 12 May 2009 Four suspected ritualists who specialise in cutting and selling human skulls were on Friday night arrested by security operatives of the Muslim community in Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Two of them, Shina Sulaiman (25) and Yomi Aregbe (20) were arrested at Oke Agbo Muslim Cemetery at about 8pm. Cemetery charges N130,000 for special graves Daily Trust, :00 Some residents of the FCT spend about N130,000 on "special graves" for burial of their relatives, sources at the Gwarinpa Cemetery have said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the charges include the cost of making tombs while additional N24,000 is charged for maintenance of the graves for two years.

6 IN THE NEWS

7 OUR VISION “I AM YOUR FINAL HOME” ABODE OF MERCY

8 HOPE OUR RESPONSE LOVE The MPAC conceived the project to cater for the needs of the Muslim community, with a pilot project to be located in Lagos State. "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return " (Surah 2: 156)

9 ABODE OF MERCY As part of our organised efforts to realise the vision of this project, MPAC team searched for the best models in the development of exclusive Muslim cemetery and chose the Garden of Peace Muslim Cemetery in the UK as a model to utilise. In 2008, our team went on a tour of the GOP facility and met with the facility’s Trustees with whom we continue to engage for technical supports in actualising our ambition to develop a similar facility in Nigeria.

10 VISITING THE GARDEN OF PEACE, UK- 2008

11 THE “GREEN MOSQUE”* INSIDE THE CEMETERY 2013 VISIT *Green because it is built to be environmentally friendly. It generates its own electricity/floor heating and has garden as its roof.

12 INSIDE THE “GREEN MOSQUE”* 2013 VISIT *Green because it is built to be environmentally friendly, generates its own electricity/floor heating and has garden as its roof.

13 JANAZAH AREA

14 WUDHOO AREA

15 GENTS

16 LAKE WITHIN THE GARDEN

17 BURIAL AREA

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19 GARDEN AREA

20 IN NIGERIA

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22 WHAT WE HAVE DONE Association of Muslims Professionals (AMP) Lagos Mainland Muslim Community Muslims Public Affairs Centre (MPAC)

23 THE SITE

24 WORK TO BE DONE

25 For more information visit "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return" (Surah 2: 156)


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