Condolence Receptions

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ۗ وَنَبْلُوكُمْ بِالشَّرِّ وَالْخَيْرِ فِتْنَةً ۖ وَإِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ - سورة الأنبياء

Every soul will taste death ۗ And We will test you with evil and good as a trial And to Us you will be returned - Al Anbiya

With Allah's grace, Yaseen Foundation developed a compassionate service to help our community members ease the difficult moment of losing a loved one and fulfill our Islamic duties. Post funeral services Yaseen provides its facilities to Yaseen Members to host condolence receptions.

AlhamduliAllah, we offers Yaseen Members use of Belmont Masjid or YBC to host condolence receptions for up to three hours free of rental charges. We only request a deposit to cover staff and cleaning at cost. This is on condition the deceased is a immediate family member (grand parent, parent, sibling, children) of the host who need to be a Yaseen active Member. (Yaseen active Member requirement will be enforced starting from the  Ramadan 1443/2022 InShaAllah)

Facility use and COVID-19 terms apply. The host of the reception receives the current terms and signs an agreement before the condolence reception. Mind you hosting a condolences reception at require staff to handle the setup, tear down, check-in, enforcement of use policies, cleaning and sanitization.

Under current COVID-19 health safety terms only water is allowed indoors. Masks are required all the time and before entering the facility. Chairs are positioned to maintain required physical distancing. Please don't move chairs or request more chairs. Staff are instructed to not give additional chairs. Food is prohibited at Yaseen condolence receptions at all times even post COVID-19. If you want to follow the Sunna, please provide food for the immediate family at their home privately.

When performing the duty of offering condolences please observe the following Etiquettes

Booking a Condolence Reception

الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُواْ إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

  • Please check with Br. Ahmad Naser (650) 421-6903 Ahmad.Naser@yaseen.org for availability before making announcement. The event can only be confirmed after confirming the availability of staff. This is often very hard to do the same day. Hence we recommend that the community condolences be scheduled for the second day.
  • Please provide the start of the event and be aware that everyone need to be out by end of allocated time (three hours) so that staff can do the housekeeping and end their work shift.
  • Please provide if the event will include men and women and the expected number to allocate space accordingly. Per current use policy our largest two YBC rooms Noor and Salaam can host up to 20 and 50 people respectively. At the Masjid we can host up to 10 in the women's room, 10 in the library and 30 in the Musalla.

  • Applications need to be filled and deposit paid the day before the start of the event. Payment can be made on yaseen.org by credit card or by check written to Yaseen Foundation.
  • Current facility use terms and COVID-19 guidelines will be provided to the applicate at the time of application. Please provide an email address to receive those by emailing ahmad.naser@yaseen.org.
  • May Allah bestow His mercy on your loved ones and all Muslims - Ameen.