Aspects Regarding Burial

The burial, by completely covering the body with dirt is a collective duty. Allah (SWT) says what means:

"Then he causes him to die and puts him in his grave." [80:21]

It is desirable for each one of those who attend the burial to throw three handfuls of dirt on the grave near the head of the body; as the Messenger of Allah (S) did. [Reported by Ibn Majah]

The following should be said while placing the body in the grave:

"In the name of Allah, and in conformity with the religion of the Messenger of Allah." [Abu Dawud and Al-Hakim]