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f:1231 -    Can the dead body be placed in a box and buried?
Country : Hyderabad, India,
Name : Faizuddin
Question:     At the places where the dead are buried, sometimes the soil is very soft.  The relatives of the deceased demand that the body be placed in a box and then buried.  Does the Shariah permit this?
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Answer:     When necessary, the Shariah permits that the dead body may be placed in a box and then buried.  As per the details given in the question, if the soil is too soft then the dead body may be placed in a box and then buried.  As mentioned in Durre Mukhtar, Kitaab Us Salaat, Matlabun Fee Dafnil Mayyiti.


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