Burying the deceased in a coffin

Reference: al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu -Page 321

Question: Is burying the deceased in a coffin an innovation?

Response: Usually the deceased is shrouded and buried in a shroud, as for the coffin, then there is no basis for this and if some people do so then it is a detestable innovation which the companions did not do with the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), nor with other than him from the Muslims.

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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