What is the order of cars in a funeral cortege? Should the car that bears the corpse be in the front?
This matter is very flexible. The Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) pointed out that those who escort the funeral can be in the front, back, right or left sides. But it is preferable for the walkers to be in the front of the funeral and riders to be in the back. This is according to the Hadiths mentioned in this regard. (Part No. 8; Page No. 362) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.