Few questions trouble us humans as much as ‘Where do we come from?’ and ‘Where are we going?’ While we keep answering questions of belonging and identity throughout our lifetime, the place where a human being is ultimately buried is fixed geographical spot. Islam says: Get buried where you died. However, Muslim morticians in Germany organize transfers to a deceased person’s country of birth more often than staging a funeral here. In case of death, there is no time to lose, since a Muslim’s funeral should preferably take place the same day or the day after death. This is not possible in Germany, since legal provisions prescribe a delay of 48 hours until burial. I was curious to find out more about those engaged in the logistics in the background, who counsel the relatives in this situation and allow them to mourn and find closure.