Hundreds of people attended the janaza service at Warrenstown House in the Blanchardstown area of Leicester.
Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar told the congregation: "Thank you very much for all of you coming here this morning," he told mourners."It's cold and I appreciate it. I can see many of our Irish friends are here as well."
A grieving neurosurgeon whose family died in a suspected arson attack has told mourners that he is now a "bird without any wings".
About 1,000 mourners are to attend a funeral prayer service for the family of a neurosurgeon who died in a suspected arson attack.