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How is a muslim burried in the grave is the body placed directly on the ground? or on a mat or carpet?

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how is a muslim burried in the grave is the body placed directly on the ground? or on a mat or carpet? 

 

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How to Bury a Muslim

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

There is no specific command in the Quran or the Sunnah which requires the dead to be buried in ones grave directly, nor is there any command which requires the dead to be buried on a mat or a carpet, etc.; thus one may do so any which way is easy and convenient for them.

 

If one is buried directly on the ground in their normal burial shroud there is absolutely no harm; and if one wishes to bury their dead on a mat, or a carpet, etc., there is no restriction.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

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