Islamic Funeral Home Gets Burnsville Council OK

May 6, 2008


Source: Star Tribune

In response to a growing Muslim population in the south metro, the Islamic Institute of Minnesota plans to open a funeral facility in Burnsville that will be used to prepare the dead for burial.

The City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the institute to buy a building just off Hwy. 13 at 12th Avenue.

It will be used to bury Muslims in the Garden of Eden Cemetery, which is two blocks away from the funeral home, said Mohamed Elakkad, a director of the nonprofit Islamic Institute of Minnesota, which owns the cemetery and will buy the building in Burnsville.