THE SUNNAH BURIAL PROCEDURE
WHEN THE MAYYIT IS BURIED, THE CORRECT SUNNAH PROCEDURE IS AS FOLLOWS:
(1) AFTER THE BODY HAS BEEN LAID IN THE QABAR, AND THE GRAVE IS READY FOR FILLING, THOSE NEARBY AND ANYONE ELSE, SHOULD WITH BOTH HANDS THROW SAND INTO THE QABAR THREE TIMES.
If you have not memorized these three Qur’aanic verses, then simply recite Bismillaahir Raheem.
(2) THEREAFTER, FILLING WITH THE SPADES SHOULD BEGIN. Those with the spades should wait until the above Sunnah method has been observed.
(3) All those present should recite of the Qur’aan Majeed whatever they are able to. Surah Yaaseen, Surah Mulk, the first 5 Verses of Surah Baqarah and the last Ruku’ of Surah Baqarah are preferable. Also the short Surahs from Surah Takaathur to the end are preferable.