Q 3: How should the dead be buried?
In our country when someone dies, people wash his body, supplicate to Allah for him and carry him to the graveyard where they offer funeral Salah (Part No. 8; Page No. 437) on his behalf and supplicate to Allah for him again. After burying him in the grave and covering him with earth, they recite two Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) and supplicate to Allah for him once more.
After a dead person is washed and after funeral Salah is offered on his behalf, he should be placed in Lahd (a crevice on the side of a grave facing the Qiblah) on his right side facing the Qiblah and should then be covered with earth.
Thereafter, people should supplicate to Allah to pardon him and supplicate for him for steadfastness. However, no recital of the Qur'an at that time is substantiated by Shari`ah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.