Book Name:Madani Wasiyat Nama

6.       Close the grave with unbaked bricks[1]. If the ground is soft, it is permissible to use planks.[2]

7.       Now put earth onto the grave. It is Mustaab to put earth thrice from the head side using both hands. On putting earth the first time, say [3] مِنۡهَا خَلَقۡنٰكُمۡ, second time say          [4] وَ فِيۡهَا نُعِيۡدُكُمۡ, and third time say [5] وَ مِنۡهَا نُخۡرِجُكُمۡ تَارَةً اُخۡرٰي. Now put the rest of the earth with a spade etc.[6]

8.       It is Makrūĥ to put earth in more quantity than the one brought out while the grave was being dug.[7]

9.       Make the grave slanting like a camel hump. Do not make it four-cornered (these days, four-cornered graves often made of bricks etc. are prepared after a few days of the burial; this should be avoided).[8]


[1] It is prohibited to use baked bricks in the inside part of the grave but theses days it is customary to make cemented walls and use slabs to close the grave. Therefore, the parts of the cemented walls and slabs that will remain inside the grave should be plastered with mud. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ protect Muslims from the effect of fire. اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم

[2] Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 844

[3] Translation: We created you from the earth.

[4] Translation: And will take you back into it.

[5] Translation: And will raise you again from it.

[6] Jauĥaraĥ, pp. 141

[7] FatāwāĀlamgīrī, vol. 1, pp. 166

[8] Rad-dul-Mutār, vol. 3, pp. 169

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