By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Sunday, the Islamic community will hold a traditional Janazah prayer service for the Muslim victims of the Bronx high-rise fire.

The ritual is considered an essential part of the funeral service in the Islamic faith.

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“When you die, we have to bring you and pray on you and ask Allah to place you, to accept you. This is very important, I cannot even describe it,” said Imam Musa Kabba of Masjid Ur-Rahmah mosque in the Bronx.

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The Janazah will be held at the Islamic Cultural Center in Manhattan.

Funeral services for all 17 fire victims are being paid for through the Mayor’s Fund.

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