I am extremely gratified to share with everyone the news that we’ve located the final resting place of “Big Bilal” Abdullah Rahman and his fallen brother, Muhammad Ahmed. Sadly though, that information did not come from the family of sister Sayyidah Abdullah Rahman (daughter) or any of the “old soldiers” in New York. I was under the mistaken belief that they would have tried to make the situation right. They didn’t. Even after the original story sat on this site for a week, no one came forward with the information. A hostile comment did appear however on another site which identified the funeral home, and with that information it was easy to determine the location of the grave site.
The funeral for both brothers was well attended, and held the same day at the Erskine Funeral Home in Brooklyn, N.Y, on Feb 6th, 1974. Miss Rahman told me that she shared this information with her older children and together with her two sisters, plans to visit her father’s grave for the first time in the 35 years since his death. She would like to express her gratitude to all the people who supported and prayed for her family, but now needs a quiet moment to take this all in.
Big Bilal and Muhammad Ahmed are interred at the
Heavenly Rest Memorial Park,
268 Ridgedale Ave. East Hanover, N.J. 07936-2304
(973) 887 – 0386 Please call first.
Bilal Abdullah Rahman, Elm section, grave 81, block D, row A
Muhammad Ahmed, Elm section, grave 82, block D, row A