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What is the ruling for burying a Muslim in a coffin in compliance with state rules?

What is the ruling for burying a Muslim in a coffin in compliance with state rules?

Answer

The important thing in an Islamic burial is to place the deceased in a pit that protects the body from tampering; it must also conceal the body and its odor. Our opinion is that the manner of burial [mentioned in the question] is not prohibited and conforms to Islamic law.
Although coffin burials are considered disliked by a group of jurists because they are similar to graves made of bricks, the dislike is removed when there is a necessity. Hanafi scholars categorically prefer burying women in coffins whether or not there is a necessity.
 

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