Reference: Fataawa li Ahlil-Mayyit – Question 6, Page 10
Liqaa. al-Baab al-Maftooh – Volume 4, Page 11
Question: After washing the deceased, those responsible [for washing] place the right hand over the left as in prayer when they shroud him. Is this act correct?
Response: This act is not legislated, rather the hands of the deceased should be placed by either side of him.