I was told that maybe the cemetery was co owned by Muslims, but not sure. regardless they need to put our flags back up…..Wadi-us-Salaam
Established in 2001, MBOLA is a non-profit organization. It was initiated to provide GHUSL (Washing), KAFAN (Shrouding) & Burial Services to the Muslim community of the Fiqh-e-Jafaria faith. The services are performed by Male & Female volunteers, which belong to the greater Los Angeles community.
Since its inception, MBOLA was inundated with requests from the community to perform Ghusl Services. By the end of 2008, MBOLA had performed Ghusls for over 250 Mo’mineen.
In the meantime, several community elders approached the MBOLA Board Members and asked them to buy a cemetery that is “our own” and in which all the services, prayers, burial rituals as well as post-burial MAJALIS (congregations) are performed as per Fiqh-e-Jafaria. By the middle of 2007 MBOLA began its research in the greater Los Angeles area and found a few cemetery sites. After going through several rounds of negotiations MBOLA chose La Verne as the place that we can offer to our community and call it “our home” and the final resting place for our community. MBOLA Directors chose the name of “Wadi-us-Salaam” for the cemetery.
La Verne Cemetery is situated within the city and is accessable by the 57, 10, and 210 freeways. It has 300 available grave lots. MBOLA presented this option the community in January of 2009. As of August 2009 half of the have been sold.
La Verne Cemetery is owned and operated by Melrose Abbey Memorial Park. MBOLA will work with La Verne Cemetery staff to perform the Burial process.
Wadi-us-Salam Funeral Director – Dee (714) 343-4382