In the name of Allah,
The most gracious, the most merciful.
In Islam the funeral process is the duty and responsibility of the Muslim community.
It is an obligatory act for at least one member of the community to perform this duty referred to as Fard-e-kifaya – an obligation which if performed by a member of the community, then the entire community is absolved from the responsibility and if not then the entire community is accountable to Allah for this omission.
” A Muslim has five rights upon other Muslims: responding to his salam, answering his invitation (to food), making Tashmeet when he sneezes, visiting him when he is sick, and following his Janazah when he dies.” (Bukhari and Muslim).