The Islamic Center of Greater Austin (ICGA) Muslim Cemetery first came into existence in the early 1980s with a non-profit WAQF donation of 20 acres of land just outside of Austin. Since its inception, this Muslim cemetery has served not only the Austin community, but the Central Texas region including areas as Killeen, San Antonio, College Station, and even Houston. Since the cemetery was founded through a non-profit land grant, it offers services to all Muslims on a strictly non-profit basis. Furthermore, because of its non-profit status, the ICGA is legally permitted by the State of Texas to bury Muslims in complete accordance with Islamic laws.
Muslim Community Support Services (MCSS)
The Muslim Community Support Services (MCSS) mission is to build a strong foundation for a non-profit Community Support Services organization to support families in need. MCSS has purchased a block of plots for burials from Cook-Walden funeral home at the following address: Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home 14501 North Interstate 35 Pflugerville, Texas 78660 (512) 251-4118 Cook-Walden has a separate area reserved only for the Muslim community at the Pflugerville location. Plots are available from MCSS. Do not call Cook-Walden directly for purchasing a cemetery plot.
The IABA Funeral Committee is committed towards serving all Muslims. The committee is also committed towards keeping trained Muslims involved in all aspects of the funeral and burial. All members on the committee are trained in washing and funeral rites, from washing to prayer to burial. Trained Muslims and Muslimsahs lead the entire process. Islamic Ahlul Bayt Association provides funeral and burial services free of charge. Donations are voluntary and welcome.
Unless the deceased’s family requests a different option, the trained IABA funeral team will perform all the services necessary for a proper Islamic burial. The designated funeral committee representative will brief all attendees on standards of conduct prior to transport of body for final burial.
If the ICGA or North Lamar Mosque washing facility has been availed, then a voluntary donation is recommended and payable directly to them. IABA does not charge anything for the funeral/burial services. However, donations are voluntary and welcome. Checks should be made to IABA.
1920 Country Line Rd.
Dale, TX 78616
Directions to the Cemetery:
1. Take 183 South
2. All the way to HW 21, and make a Left on HWY 21
3. Make a Right on 1854
4. Continue on it until the intersection with CR-172
5. Continue on CR-172 for 2 miles, and slight right on Old San Antonio.
14501 North Interstate 35
Pflugerville, Texas 78660