What is the ruling on circulating the Qur'an in a funeral gathering before burying the dead person?
The Imam of the Masjid (mosque) performs exemption for the dead person from what was incumbent upon him during his life that he did not do. This Imam takes a copy of the Qur'an and puts money in it, and then he gives the Qur'an and the money to each of the attendees until it reaches the last one. Then the Qur'an and the money return to the Imam who takes them and leaves. People allege that doing so expiates for negligence in performing the prescribed Salah (prayer) and other sins.
There is no valid basis for any of what is mentioned. It is one of the corrupt tricks (Part No. 9; Page No. 51) inspired by Satan to his followers.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.